Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Actor and director David Schwimmer works with his camera crew to prepare for a scene from the movie “Trust,” which is being filmed at U-M. Schwimmer is directing the film, which stars Clive Owen and Catherine Keener. They were shooting scenes at the Michigan Union and Regents’ Plaza on Wednesday. (Photo by James Iseler)

Information sessions on shift to smoke-free university Nov. 12 & 19
Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming informational meetings about the university plan for a smoke-free campus. The meetings are Nov. 12 in Palmer Commons Forum Hall and Nov. 19 in Stamps Auditorium on North Campus. President Mary Sue Coleman announced in April the plan for U-M to be smoke-free July 1, 2011. On that date, all university grounds and buildings on all three campuses will be designated as non-smoking areas.

U-M, Ford collaborate on what’s next for in-car connectivity
Ford Motor Co. and U-M are working together to discover the next frontier of in-car-communications. Students will test and program new applications to help model the future of in-car communications and potential new capabilities of Ford SYNC, which integrates a variety of technologies providing emergency, diagnostic and information services as well as traffic reports and directions — all through a user’s Bluetooth-paired mobile phone.

World Diabetes Day Health Fair hosted Nov. 14
The Comprehensive Diabetes Center will host its third annual World Diabetes Day Health Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Four Points by Sheraton-Ann Arbor. The fair will offer a variety of information on all types of diabetes, free screenings, and the opportunity to participate in research studies. Admission is free but advance registration is requested.

The Michigan Difference

Aiding IRS access
Edwin Staples has been a Peace Corps volunteer, an intern at the Ann Arbor Water Treatment plant and an archivist at the National Library of Medicine. Now, the School of Information master’s degree graduate is the Internal Revenue Service’s first archivist. In that role, he is overseeing the transfer of IRS manuals and regulations to digital format.