Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, July 27, 2009

A juicy melon is a tempting treat on a warm summer day, but these intricately carved pieces of fruit look almost too good to eat. These honeydew and watermelon “blooms” were provided by University Catering for a recent university function. (Photo by Angela Cesere)

Provost on panel suggesting principles for research integrity
Maintaining the integrity and accessibility of research data in an age of evolving digital technology is the focus of a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. Provost Teresa Sullivan served on the 17-member committee that recommended a series of principles contained in the report.

Reuters/U-M survey shows less confidence in stimulus impact
Consumer confidence slipped in July as consumers anticipated their personal finances would improve more slowly than they anticipated several months ago. That finding, one of several in the monthly report from the Reuters/U-M Surveys of Consumers, indicates consumers do not believe the economic stimulus package will improve their financial situation anytime soon.

University historian named to National Science Foundation post
Myron Gutmann, a U-M historian and director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, has been selected to head the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate.

The Michigan Difference

Long-distance radiology
As a radiology professor and a member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas, Dr. Marilyn Roubidoux is improving breast cancer awareness among Native American women. She works with a project in which mammograms of women from remote reservation clinics in the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska are transmitted by satellite and read by U-M radiologists.