Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Toby Donajkowski, a prototype specialist with the Medical Innovation Center (MIC), works with a laser-guided 3-D printer. The MIC has revved up its Design and Prototype Lab to help speed the development of medical innovations. (Photo courtesy of U-M Health System)

Provost’s office launches emergency preparedness Web site
The Office of the Provost has developed a Web site to better prepare faculty for emergency situations in the classroom. The site touches on likely scenarios that could affect the university community and offers information about how to handle a range of situations from weather threats to violence on campus. It also links to resources that can assist in training and preparing for such events.

Ford School dean to attend presidential forum on jobs, economic growth
Susan Collins, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, will join other business, labor and financial experts this week to discuss jobs and economic growth at a White House forum. In a town hall session that closes the forum, participants will be able to ask President Barack Obama questions and engage in conversation about issues related to job creation and economic growth.

Forty-one Wolverines earn fall Academic All-Big Ten honors
Forty-one U-M student-athletes have been named to fall 2009 Academic All-Big Ten teams. Highlighting the list were 10 football players, including Academic All-American Zoltan Mesko, who is making his fourth appearance on the list, and seven volleyball players.

Beware of fraudulent e-mails about alleged state flu-vaccination program
The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued a warning to all Michigan residents about an e-mail scam related to H1N1 influenza vaccinations. Officials have received reports of fraudulent and untrue e-mails referencing a CDC-sponsored state vaccination program for the H1N1 virus.

The Michigan Difference

While her harmonica gently weeps
Twenty-five years ago Vera Meyer became transfixed by the haunting sounds of the glass harmonica. The former U-M student and daughter of a U-M professor has played the complex instrument among classically trained masters before audiences worldwide, and now focuses on small shows near her home outside Boston.