Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, December 5, 2011

From left, Francis and Michael Peikert inspect a map of the island of La Reunion during the ceremonial opening of the Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information, and Data Services. The library combines collections, government information expertise, and data services for scholars and researchers. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

Coleman leads U-M with innovative spirit
At a time when the university is launching a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and investing in university-based startup companies, President Mary Sue Coleman is taking center stage as a champion for innovation and entrepreneurship.
• U-M student company Are You a Human is featured in a new communications campaign to tell the stories of innovation spawned at the university.
• More than 200 leaders from academia, industry and the federal government will be at U-M next week for a national meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a working group advising President Obama.

Patients tucked into beds at new hospitals after massive move effort
Sunday’s long-planned move of patients to the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital came to a close much earlier than anyone imagined. It began at 7:02 a.m. with a a baby moving from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and ended at 3 p.m. with an adult patient making the journey down a closed, protected pathway into a sparkly, spacious new facility hours before anticipated.
Several parking changes taking effect today coincide with the opening of the new hospitals. They will ease parking for patients and visitors at the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers and also will minimize the impact to employee parking.

CRIME ALERT: Sexual assault
Baits I residence hall, 11 a.m. Monday.
• A Crime Alert issued Sunday for a separate incident has been canceled.

Wolverines to match up with Virginia Tech in Allstate Sugar Bowl
The U-M football team earned an at-large selection into the Bowl Championship Series, receiving a bid to play in the 78th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech on Jan. 3. The Wolverines finished the regular season ranked No. 13 in the final BCS standings. They are ranked 12th in the USA Today Coaches poll and 13th in the Associated Press media poll.

This week in the University Record
• Old School: U-M in History — John Lennon, Yoko Ono rally at Crisler Arena in ’71
• Research: Like humans, the paper wasp has a special talent for learning faces
• Research: Fewer young, but more elderly, have driver’s license
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Ethnic connections
Metropolitan Detroit, while ethnically diverse, also is effectively segregated, often preventing young people from connecting with others who are different from themselves. To combat this situation, a team of faculty members at the School of Social Work started Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Detroit to bring together young people from various ethnic backgrounds.