Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Walter Czarnik (left), a student at UM-Flint, drops off unwanted prescription drugs as part of a collection effort sponsored by the Theta Chi fraternity and the Genesee County Community Mental Health. Assisting with the drop-off are Genesee County Sheriff's Department reserve officers Edward and Helena Krzeminski. (Photo by Mel Serow, UM-Flint)

U-M responds to NCAA Notice of Allegations
U-M announced today it has self-imposed sanctions in its football program for violating NCAA rules. The sanctions — which relate to quality-control staff and practice and training time — follow a cooperative investigation with the NCAA and are detailed in a response to a Notice of Allegations the institution received Feb. 22. The response outlines actions already taken to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future.

Hoffman helps author comprehensive report on climate change
Prompt and sustained efforts to promote changes in technology and behavior are need to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That’s one of the key messages in a recent National Research Council report that included work by Andy Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment.

CHRT brief shows choices, opportunities in health care reform act
The Center for Health Care Research and Transformation has released a policy brief that is designed to help policy-makers, health care providers, foundations, and individuals understand the scope of recent federal health care reform legislation, as well as to suggest opportunities at the state and local levels to shape how care is delivered.

The Michigan Difference

On the road to smooth pavement
Road contractors use precision instruments to gauge pavement quality and smoothness before a new highway opens to the public. Making sure those “road profilers” are accurate is key to quality control in road building. Researchers and engineers at the U-M Transportation Research Institute have an integral role in that process, having developed a machine that sets benchmarks for measuring the accuracy of road-profiling equipment.