Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 2, 2009

Photo: Michael John, left, plates his entrees alongside Salad Battle contestants Tracey Duval, Esteban Corbin and Judy Eberline at Bursley Hall dining room. Contestants had an hour and a half to create their dishes, which were judged on the merits of taste and texture, presentation and creativity. The Judges Award went to Joyua Williams for her "Salmon Over Salad." The Crowd Favorite, selected by diners, was Lili Tan's "California Avacado Salad." (Photo by Peter Logan, University Housing)

Computer experts: Protect e-mail accounts from phishing scams
Hackers have targeted the University community with a new round of phishing attacks, University officials say. And the latest schemes look even more official than some of the previous attempts. Experts offer e-mail users suggestions on how to protect their computers.

National Foreign Language Week to feature informational programs
From "Aramaic and Some Curious Things About It" to "Mayan Friendship Bracelets and History," the Language Resource Center will offer various informational programs as part of National Foreign Language Week.

U-M Heritage: Ann Arbor abolitionists
In the last week of January 1861, word spread that abolitionists planned to preach disunion at local churches. Handbills invited all "Friends of Freedom in Michigan" to attend. They declared: "No Union with Slaveholders Religiously or Politically."

The Michigan Difference

Disabled and whole
Similar to the way scholars study race and minority groups, scholars like Tobin Siebers of LSA are looking at what it means to be disabled, for both the individual and society. These scholars are not looking to cure disability, but are finding that they can use lessons from their disciplines to both better understand disability and enhance their own fields of study.