Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, October 22, 2010

This is the third in an occasional series of videos titled “Focus on the Faculty” on U-M’s YouTube channel. Each video profiles an Arthur F. Thurnau professor, showcasing his or her unique talents and research, and showing prospective students the kind of personalized instruction they will receive from leading faculty. This installment focuses on aerospace engineering professor Alec Gallimore.

University launches new construction-safety recognition program
In a continuing effort to promote safe construction sites, the university has launched Safety First, a program to recognize contractor safety for capital improvement projects on the Ann Arbor campus.

U-M celebrates the avant-garde origins of the ONCE Festival
The university next month will mark the 50th anniversary of the ONCE Festival, an avant-garde music festival that made a significant impact on contemporary American music. The celebration will include a pair of concerts, as well as an exhibit of historical artifacts and daylong symposium hosted by U-M’s Institute for the Humanities.

Weeklong event to raise awareness about disability issues
The U-M Council for Disability Concern’s annual Investing in Ability Week begins Monday. The weeklong event is designed to raise awareness about disability issues, and to promote recognition of the skills and talents that people with disabilities contribute to society.

EMERGENCY ALERT: Armed robbery update
As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, suspects in an armed robbery at the Bank of America branch south of Central Campus were still at large.

The Michigan Difference

A leader in dentistry
The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Dr. Raymond Gist. Last week, the 1966 School of Dentistry graduate became president of the American Dental Association after serving a year as president elect. In May, he delivered the commencement address to dental students at Hill Auditorium. He discusses his personal journey in dentistry and offers advice to dental students in a series of videos.