Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

President Mary Sue Coleman shares an exuberant moment with a student visitor during her open house Tuesday. The annual event gave hundreds of students an opportunity to chat with Coleman and tour the president’s campus home on South University Avenue. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Photo Services)

President Coleman asks for honorary degree nominees
President Mary Sue Coleman seeks input regarding individuals who may be worthy of receiving honorary degrees from U-M. The nominees will be considered by the university’s Honorary Degree Committee.

Provost seeks students for budget advisory committee
Faculty or staff members who know students with a personal or academic interest in U-M’s budget process are being asked by Provost Teresa Sullivan to encourage the students to apply for the Student Budget Advisory Committee. Members will advise the provost on a range of topics and discuss ideas to contain costs and enhance revenue.

Center for Sleep Science named a program of distinction
The Center for Sleep Science is one of three institutions to be named a Comprehensive Academic Sleep Program of Distinction by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. U-M has 43 faculty affiliated with its academic sleep program from more than 15 different departments in disciplines ranging from neurology to dentistry to mathematics.

Sullivan Q&A: The challenges of digital research data
A Q&A interview with Provost Teresa Sullivan about the challenges involved with analyzing, sharing and storing digital research data was unavailable for a few hours Tuesday. The Record Update is publishing it again for readers who were unable to access it earlier.

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.