Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, October 23, 2009

Italian artist Maria Barosso painted nearly life-size replicas of the famous frescoes from the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii. They are on display in the new William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Click the picture for a story about the new wing, which will open to the public Nov. 1.

University among top schools in nation for Fulbright students, faculty scholars
U-M’s Ann Arbor campus led the country with seven Fulbright faculty scholars, tied with Michigan State University and the University of Oregon. UM-Flint also produced a Fulbright Scholar. Twenty-eight students also received 2009-10 Fulbrights, placing the school in a third-place tie nationwide for the number of student-fellowship recipients.

U-M launching annual United Way campaign
The 2009 U-M United Way Campaign begins Monday with a goal of raising $1 million to help individuals and families across southeast Michigan who need assistance. This year the campaign provides university employees the opportunity to make a campaign gift through the United Way ePledge system.

DPS unveils text messaging to report a crime
Members of the campus community now can send a text message to the Department of Public Safety to report a crime in progress. The preferred method to report a crime continues to be by telephone — 734-763-1131 — but on occasions when people on campus can't make a telephone call, they can send a text message to 377911, or DPS911 on a traditional cellphone keypad.

Crane removal to close roads near medical center for one week
A portion of East Medical Center Drive (the “ring road” around the main medical campus) and East Hospital Drive near the Children’s and Women’s Hospital construction project will be closed beginning this evening until the end of the work day on Oct. 30 to remove the final construction tower crane.

The Michigan Difference

The little things matter
Tiffany Ofili inhabits a world of tiny tolerances and knows how small mistakes can cause big problems. As a four-year star sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper for the women's track and field team, co-captain Ofili already knew how that maxim can affect athletic performance. But pharmacy school gave the rule another meaning.