Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. (front row left), and Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn (second from left), join the U-M men’s gymnastics team for a photo at the White House. As the 2010 NCAA national champions, the team was part of a reception Monday at which President Obama honored athletes from championship teams in a wide variety of collegiate sports. The team also visited Levin, Dingell and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on Capitol Hill. Click here to view a video of Obama’s address to the championship teams. (Photo courtesy of the White House)

Burton Memorial Tower carillon to be silent for the next few months
The familiar sound of the Burton Memorial Tower carillon will be absent from Central Campus starting this week. The bells and chimes will be out of service through the fall and early winter while renovations to U-M’s landmark tower continue.

Morrison to address Senate subcommittee on need for stem cell research funding
Sean Morrison, director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Henry Sewall Professor in Medicine, is scheduled to testify Thursday at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing. He will discuss the need to continue federal funding for all types of stem cell research, including work on human embryonic stem cells.

Guidelines explain general election campaign activity
As the general election campaign gears up, many members of the U-M community have asked about their rights and responsibilities regarding campaigning for or against a candidate or ballot initiative. Comprehensive guidelines explain activities in which members of the campus community may engage, as well as those restricted by law.

Demonstrations feature lower-calorie meal makeovers
Sign-up begins today for MHealthy’s GOOD CHOICE free chef demonstrations, in which participants learn how to make healthy and satisfying lower-calorie meals. The presentations on Oct. 14, 28 and Nov. 2 are free to U-M faculty and staff.

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.