Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Contractors begin the demolition of the scoreboards at Michigan Stadium. In addition, the foundation contractors are preparing for the additional caissons that will be added to support new high-definition boards. Michigan Stadium will not have the boards in use for the spring football game or graduation this year, says Dave Ablauf, director of media relations for Athletics. The goal is to have the new boards installed and operational in August. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services)

Initial reports indicate U-M students, faculty in Japan are safe
The university has identified 19 students and two faculty members who are currently in Japan, and all are reported to be safe. None of the 21 U-M affiliates is near the area of northeastern Japan where the impact of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami is the most severe.

U-M seeks comment on preliminary proposed trespass policy changes
Several preliminary proposed changes in the Department of Public Safety policy on issuing trespass warnings now are being considered by the university community. Following an initial review, Suellyn Scarnecchia, vice president and general counsel, developed a preliminary proposal to revise the policy in consultation with DPS leadership.

North Quad community open house March 31
Members of the campus and community are invited to an official celebration of the opening of the North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex from 3-6 p.m. March 31. Hosted by the president, provost and vice president for student affairs, the event will offer participants refreshments, ongoing tours and a short program.

New wireless lighting control system to save energy, costs
The university will test an energy-savings lighting technology that also enhances safety and visibility with a pilot project in the Hill Street parking structure adjacent to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The new LimeLight system allows individual lights to be turned off and on by program settings, motion sensors and photocells.

Students from U-M, MSU and WSU partner to produce film
Students from U-M, Michigan State University and Wayne State University will premiere the first collaborative film created through the groundbreaking Michigan Creative Film Alliance. The film, “Appleville,” is conceived, directed, produced and edited by 22 students from the three universities.

CRIME ALERTS: Sexual assault, unarmed robbery
Sexual assault — Forest Street parking structure (616 S. Forest Ave.)
Unarmed robbery — 1300 block of Hill Street near Olivia

The Michigan Difference

Leaders of a growing India
With a population of one billion and counting, 21st-century India represents one of the most dynamic economic opportunities the world has ever seen. Many of its business leaders are alumni of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, opening new channels of development in every sector of Indian society, from information technology to consumer products. Several are profiled in Dividend, the Ross School's alumni magazine.