Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Former U-M football coach Lloyd Carr joins former Wolverines quarterback Rich Hewlett and his son Jeffrey at the recent “Swing to Cure Diabetes” golf outing. Carr and more than 100 other golfers helped raise $45,000 for the Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at the second annual event. Rich Hewlett and his wife, Chris, started the event to aid diabetes research as part of a promise to Jeffrey, who has Type 1 diabetes, to do everything they can to help cure the disease. (Photo by Joan Bono)

Children’s and women’s hospitals will open one year ahead of schedule
The new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital — the largest construction project in the state and one that will create at least 500 new jobs — are opening a year ahead of schedule, in the fall of 2011. The $754 million hospital complex will feature 1.1 million square feet, and will include a nine-story tower for clinic space and a 12-story tower for inpatient care, diagnostic, procedural and treatment services.

Michigan Mile to be run on UM-Flint campus
UM-Flint has a long relationship with the Crim Festival of Races, which draws tens of thousands of people to downtown Flint over three days in late August. Now, the university is the sponsor of one of the races, the “Michigan Mile,” which will be run primarily on the UM-Flint campus.

Bierbaum co-chairing national summit on climate-change adaptation
Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, is co-chairing a national summit designed to help advance federal and regional programs and research planning for adapting to climate change. The three-day summit runs through Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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.