Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rebecca Scott, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and professor of law, talks about "Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation," which traces the story of a family from 18th century Africa to the present. Scott, who delivers the 2012 Henry Russel Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, co-authored the book with Jean-Michel Hébrard, a visiting professor of history.

BREAKING NEWS: Regents approve resolution to oppose proposed legislation
The Board of Regents voted 6-2 today to oppose legislation that would exempt graduate student research assistants from being considered employees under the state's Public Employment Relations Act.

Energy-recycling computer technology from U-M goes global
An energy-recycling computer circuit born at U-M will enable a new generation of power efficient laptop PCs and servers. Global semiconductor vendor Advanced Micro Devices announced Monday that its forthcoming 64-bit processor core incorporates technology invented by a U-M computer science professor and his graduate students.

SACUA endorses call for external review of medical resident case
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs voted Monday to support the Board of Regents' call for an external review of the case of a former medical resident in the U-M Health System who is facing child pornography charges.

Two early-career scientists win 2012 Sloan research fellowships
Two U-M professors are among 126 early-career researchers from across the United States and Canada selected as 2012 Alfred P. Sloan research fellows. This year's U-M winners are Mi Hee Lim, assistant professor of chemistry and a research assistant professor at the Life Sciences Institute, and Sarah Veatch, assistant professor of biophysics and physics.

CRIME ALERT: Robbery
Off-campus Bank of America ATM at South University and South Forest avenues, 1 a.m. today.

The Michigan Difference

New lease on life
Dental student Steve Nichols (left), who urged a patient to see a physician for high blood pressure before having a routine dental cleaning in a School of Dentistry clinic, has given the patient a new lease on life. Exactly one month after his scheduled appointment at the School of Dentistry, Glen Toadvine (center, with wife Sandy) had open heart surgery in Toledo. “No question about it, dental student Steve Nichols, saved my life,” Toadvine says.