Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Business leaders participating in a recent Executive Education Leadership Program at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business ended a weeklong course by painting “The Rock” at the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street. It was painted to depict the Competing Values Model, a trademarked model with its grounding in the Center of Positive Organizational Scholarship. From left are Greg Gibbs, George Fadool and Schon Beechler, faculty director. (Photo courtesy of the Ross School)

Faculty reminded to encourage students with flu to stay home
With another wave of the flu likely this winter, faculty members were asked Monday to keep encouraging ill students to stay away from class if they become sick with the flu. The e-mail from Provost Teresa Sullivan and Dr. Robert Ernst, medical director of University Health Service, follows the news last week that a Chelsea man was the first Washtenaw County resident to die of the H1N1 flu. So far, the impact on U-M students has been manageable.

Android app illuminates smartphone power consumption
A new application for the Android smartphone shows users and software developers how much power their applications are consuming. PowerTutor, developed by doctoral students and professors at U-M, will allow users to compare the power consumption of different applications and select the leanest version that performs the desired task.

Wolverine Venture Fund achieves record $2M return on HandyLab acquisition
The student-led Wolverine Venture Fund at the Stephen M. Ross School's Zell Lurie Institute has realized a record-setting $2 million return on its investment in the U-M technology spinoff HandyLab Inc. when that company was acquired by Becton, Dickinson and Co. last week. It is the third successful portfolio-company exit since the fund's inception in 1998.

The Michigan Difference

Reaching out to veterans
On Veterans Day UM-Flint dedicated a new Student Veterans Center. Jeremy Glasstetter, who served with the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, was among those who made the center happen. Now a student at UM-Flint, Glasstetter is founder and president of the Flint chapter of Student Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to aiding the transition from the battlefield to the college campus.