Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, January 29, 2010

As evening descends on the Law School campus, its stately grandeur is captured by former U-M Photo Services photographer Lin Jones. The photo is one of more than a dozen in a Michigan Today slideshow that presents the best of the last decade of images from Photo Services.

University community learns about assessment to set sustainability goals
Faculty, students and staff at a town hall meeting Thursday gave the Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment a thumbs-up as they learned about the comprehensive analysis that will lay the groundwork for specific sustainability goals at the university.

U-M endowment sixth-largest among colleges and universities in survey
U-M’s $6 billion endowment now is the sixth-largest among 842 U.S. colleges and universities surveyed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Commonfund. The university moved up one place for fiscal year 2009 in the annual rankings and maintained its position as the second-largest endowment among public universities.

Future of engineering education is topic of upcoming debate
In this rapidly changing world, the demands of the engineering profession are evolving and engineering education programs must keep pace. Two different approaches toward that goal will be the focus of a discussion between U-M President Emeritus James Duderstadt and Stanford University professor Sheri Sheppard on Feb. 5.

The Michigan Difference

Passing of a pioneering geneticist
Marshall Nirenberg, a Nobel Prize-winning U-M alumnus who deciphered the genetic code in 1961, has died at age 82. In 1968 Nirenberg became the first federal employee to win a Nobel in physiology or medicine. In announcing his death, the Medical School’s Department of Biological Chemistry included a link to Nirenberg’s obituary in The Washington Post.