Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 13, 2010

School of Art & Design Dean Bryan Rogers joins students Ryder Liu (second from right), Corey Smith (left), and other students and parents to welcome them to Living Arts, a new residential life program. College of Engineering Dean David Munson and School of Music, Theatre & Dance Dean Christopher Kendall also attended the recent reception. In Bursley Hall, Living Arts is the first living/learning community on North Campus. An interdisciplinary program created by ArtsEngine, an initiative of the North Campus deans, Living Arts brings together students in the arts, architecture, engineering and other fields to explore innovation, creativity and collaboration. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, Photo Services)

From ideas to action plans: Campus sustainability project enters Phase Two
Phase One of U-M’s Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment is officially complete and a wide range of sustainability ideas have been synthesized into a report that sets the course for Phase Two, which is designed to evaluate those opportunities that most closely align with institutional priorities. A story about the integrated assessment is part of a special supplement on the campuswide sustainability effort in the University Record.

LEO members overwhelmingly ratify contract
Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization have ratified a contract agreement with the university. According to the organization’s website, 99 percent of the ballots counted Friday were in favor of the contract.

This week in the University Record
• Rosenthal lecturer applies lessons from Irish conflict to Middle East
• Defying the odds: Paralyzed patient weds longtime love
• Research: Chest compressions first just as effective as immediate defibrillation
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Harnessing the sun
U-M alumnus Sam Field is co-founder of the Kalamazoo Solar Project, a 756-panel solar-energy farm east of Kalamazoo. It produces 147 kilowatts of energy, enough to power 20 to 25 homes. Field’s wife, Shon, who also graduated from U-M, and his son, Connor, a U-M student majoring in economics and electrical engineering, helped design and build the array.