Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, August 31, 2009

Neurofibromatosis patient Pete Dingeman checks a tissue slide during a visit to U-M in which he presented a $31,000 award to aid research being conducted by Johanna Buchstaller, who is looking on. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Photo Services)

U-M will investigate allegations about football program
Despite his confidence that the U-M football program is compliant with NCAA rules, Athletic Director Bill Martin says the university has launched a full investigation of the allegations made by several anonymous sources in a Detroit Free Press story Aug. 30. Unnamed sources claimed the U-M violated NCAA rules regarding the length and frequency of team workouts.

Disease sufferer meets with researcher whose work he helped fund
As a neurofibromatosis patient, Pete Dingeman knows firsthand the need for research dollars to fight the disease. That’s why he came to U-M last week to present $31,000 on behalf of the Children’s Tumor Foundation to help fund research being conducted by research fellow Johanna Buchstaller at the Life Sciences Institute.

Linda Newman named director of University Housing
The Division of Student Affairs has named Linda Newman director of University Housing. She had been interim director since September 2008. Newman joined U-M in 2006 as senior associate director for community living. Prior to that she worked in university housing at three public universities over 25 years.

VIDEO: Implications of reforming the financial markets
As President Obama works to fix the financial markets, he must navigate a delicate balance between reform and innovation. In this video, Sreedhar Bharath, the Bank One Corporation Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, addresses possible implications of the pending proposals.

The Michigan Difference

A life in medicine
Dr. Robert Kelch will retire this month after a U-M career that stretches from his days as a medical student in the mid-1960s to the last six years as executive vice president for medical affairs. There will be a public reception in Kelch’s honor from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the lobby of the Towsley Center. Kelch reflects on his career in the current edition of Medicine at Michigan.