Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, May 24, 2012

This is just one of the numerous limestone or aluminum bas reliefs that grace the facades of the LSA Building on Central Campus. Click on the photo for more information about the works, which were created by sculptor Marshall Fredericks in 1948. The Record Update periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Browse an online collection of public artworks.

U-M Health System reports nearly $308M in service to community
The U-M Health System provided nearly $308 million worth of community benefits in 2010, according to a recent Michigan Health & Hospital Association report. UMHS accounts for a sizable proportion of the total community benefit provided by all Michigan hospitals.

Lighting control system in parking structures saves energy and costs
Installation of energy-saving lighting technology has helped U-M reduce electrical costs in the Hill Street parking structure by 68 percent in its first year of operation. The reduction in energy use through smart technology supports President Mary Sue Coleman’s stated goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2025.

Experts gather at U-M for conference on sex, gender and psychoactive substances
More than 50 researchers and scholars from across the country gathered at U-M this week for a conference about sex and gender in relation to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The meeting focused on crosscutting issues and themes in the study of sex/gender related to psychoactive substances.

The Michigan Difference

Networking entertainment connections
April Moreau and Amy Fleischman share a passion for the entertainment industry. To prepare themselves and other students for a career in entertainment, the two 2012 spring graduates organized the UMEC-LA Networking Night to bring together past and present Wolverines interested in getting into entertainment. At the March event, students had the opportunity to network with successful alumni currently working in the industry and received advice about how to break into the competitive world.