Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stephanie Buczek, hair stylist and makeup artist at Da Vinci’s Salon & Gallery, shaves the head of Dr. Jeffrey Myers, A. James French Professor of Diagnostic Pathology and director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology, as part of Bold for the Cure, a program to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. U-M pathologists, colleagues and staff volunteered to have their locks shorn Sunday as a show of support for cancer victims. (Photo by Elizabeth Walker, Department of Pathology)

EMERGENCY ALERT: Severe weather
High winds and tornado risk for most of lower Michigan until 6 p.m.

U-M is No. 1 in 2010-11 Fulbright Student competition
U-M once again ranked first in the nation in the number of U.S. Department of State Fulbright Student grantees. This is the fourth time since 2005 that U-M has emerged as the leader in the prestigious fellowship competition. Thirty-nine students accepted Fulbright fellowships.

State of the University address is Wednesday
The university community is invited to hear President Mary Sue Coleman deliver the annual State of the University address Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Stern Auditorium of the U-M Museum of Art. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Regent candidates make their cases at faculty forum
Five of the 10 candidates running for the Board of Regents in the Nov. 2 election appeared before the faculty Senate Assembly on Monday to discuss their campaign platforms and answer questions. Participating were Republican incumbents Andrew Richner and Andrea Fischer Newman, Democrats Paul Brown and Greg Stephens, and Libertarian Leslie Lazzerin.

Health officials investigating suspected norovirus outbreak at sorority house
The Washtenaw County Health Department continues to investigate a possible outbreak of norovirus among nearly three dozen residents of an off-campus sorority house Saturday night. There have been no cases of the gastrointestinal illness reported among students living in U-M residence halls.

Cyberinfrastructure Days to foster collaboration on advanced resources
Faculty and researchers who work with, or would like to work with, advanced, integrated computation and information resources — known as cyberinfrastructure — will be able to connect and explore collaboration opportunities at Cyberinfrastructure Days Nov. 2-3.

The Michigan Difference

Get Fresh Detroit
Many inner-city Detroiters don’t have easy access to fresh vegetables, but U-M students Noam Kimelman and Zach Markin are trying to change that. They spent their summer launching Get Fresh Detroit, a business that puts fresh fruits and vegetables in the corner stores and liquor stores where many of the city's residents shop for food. The founders estimate that fresh produce is now more accessible to 4,500 people in Detroit.