Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

President Mary Sue Coleman welcomes students, faculty and staff to an academic year that she says promises "to be rich with celebration, reflection and discovery throughout the university.”

Provost Sullivan: Technology poses new challenges for handling research data
While evolving digital technology has increased researchers’ abilities to analyze and share data, it also has led to serious new questions. Provost Teresa Sullivan recently served on a National Academies committee that looked at how all involved can better protect the integrity of digital research data. She talked with the Record Update about the challenges researchers face and some of the new factors they must consider in the computer age.

Awareness campaign takes aim at flu prevention
The university has launched a promotional campaign to remind students, faculty, staff and U-M Health System patients about easy ways to prevent the spread of all types of influenza. The campaign is part of a larger effort to reduce the impact of seasonal influenza, as well as the novel H1N1 pandemic influenza. Meanwhile, campus health officials are encouraging students, faculty and staff to get a seasonal flu vaccine.

U-M’s museum theme year brings together art, science, culture, community
Rare Egyptian mummy masks, watercolor paintings of ancient Roman frescoes and a spectacular Tiffany chandelier are among the treasures on display at the university’s 12 museums during LSA’s 2009-10 theme year, “Meaningful Objects: Museums in the Academy.

Record Update coming to you daily
With the start of the new academic year, the Record Update will be sent daily via e-mail to all faculty and staff on the three U-M campuses.

The Michigan Difference

Michigan Law at 150
The Law School has been training legal minds to be the leaders and best for 150 years. A four-day gala celebration this weekend of the school’s sesquicentennial will be highlighted by a visit from U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday.