Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 9, 2011

President Mary Sue Coleman receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of North Carolina. Coleman, who has a doctorate in biochemistry from North Carolina and served there in the 1990s as associate provost, dean of research and vice chancellor for graduate studies and research, received the degree during UNC's 2011 commencement ceremony Sunday. (Photo by Dan Sears, University of North Carolina)

LSA energy conservation engineer helps cut costs
As energy conservation engineer for LSA, Jim Almashy monitors about 4 million square feet in 35 buildings for energy savings. A 35-year employee with extensive knowledge of the university's plant operations, Almashy joined LSA in 2007. Since then he has helped the college avoid millions of dollars in energy costs.

Michigan Road Scholars end 2011 tour in Detroit
The 2011 Michigan Road Scholars tour wrapped up last week with its longest-ever visit to Detroit, where faculty members met with city and school officials, community and business leaders, incoming students and their parents. Click here for a page of photos from the five-day outreach trip around the state.

Cardiovascular Center performs first minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
The Cardiovascular Center has performed its first minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. The nationally ranked U-M is among 40 sites in the nation selected for the Medtronic CoreValve U.S. Pivotal trial, a study that will examine an alternative to open-heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis.

The Michigan Difference

UM-Flint students pedal to feed
A trio of UM-Flint students departed May 5 on a 100-day trip that will take them thousands of miles on bicycles with the goal of raising $5,000 for local and international charities. International student Han Seok Gyu from Korea came up with the idea they are calling “Pedal to Feed.” He is joined by fellow students Katherine Riley Smith and Timothy Johnson.