Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bruce Frier (left), the John and Teresa D’Arms Distinguished University Professor of Classics and Roman Law, speaks with President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Phil Hanlon during a reception for faculty award winners. The reception and a dinner for the honorees were Tuesday at Rackham Assembly Hall. Click here for a University Record story on the awards. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, Photo Services)

UMHS again earns two top nods for being a great workplace
For the second straight year, the U-M Health System has topped two different lists of the best places to work in Michigan: Metropolitan Detroit’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” and the Detroit Free Press’ “Top Workplaces 2010.” The two repeat honors come at a time when the Health System is hiring patient care staff and others to fuel its growth.

U-M offers flu-shot options for campus community
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent influenza is to receive a seasonal flu shot. There are a variety of opportunities for U-M faculty, staff and students — and their family members — to receive that protection on campus and around the community this year.

Political science celebrates 100 years at U-M
As it celebrates its centennial, the Department of Political Science will place greater emphasis on improving the undergraduate experience through new research opportunities, internships and access to outstanding faculty, the department chair says.

The Michigan Difference

Wheeling water to the masses
During a William Davidson Institute fellowship in South Africa, Cynthia Koenig was moved by the impact of a worldwide crisis in which an estimated one billion people lack easy access to potable water. She launched a non-profit water-distribution organization and soon found herself at the helm of Wello, which manufactures and distributes the WaterWheel, a 20-gallon drum that moves four to five times the amount of water possible using traditional methods of collection and carrying.