Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A new commuter lot has opened at the North Campus Research Complex, and while use has been light so far, university officials are encouraging employees to park there and take the commuter shuttle to the medical or central campuses. They point out that using the lot ultimately could save people time and will reduce the number of vehicles on campus. Information about the NCRC lot and other recently added parking opportunities nearby can be found at the Parking and Transportation Web site. (Photo by Scott Galvin, U-M Photo Services)

BREAKING NEWS: Dearborn, Flint campuses closing due to bad weather
The UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint campuses will close at 4 p.m. today due to inclement weather. Notices of the closings can be found on the Flint and Dearborn Web sites. These closings do not include the Ann Arbor campus.

Collaborative effort aids student veterans with funding in new GI Bill
A multi-departmental group has teamed up to deliver support to U-M student veterans, helping them avoid problems experienced elsewhere by students squeezed between implementation delays and real-world payment deadlines when the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act took effect in August.

Second town hall to discuss IT changes set for Wednesday
The second of three town hall meetings to discuss U-M’s new information technology governance model will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. Organizers ask that participants register online in advance. Chief Information Officer Laura Patterson will host the sessions.

Parent concerns hinder national H1N1 immunization efforts
Despite the deaths of nearly 240 children in the United States from H1N1 flu in the last four months of 2009, and a track record of safety for the H1N1 vaccine, more parents worry about the vaccine’s safety than they do the disease itself, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

The Michigan Difference

Back to his roots
Karl Rosaen took his U-M bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer engineering to Silicon Valley and thrived, helping to develop the Google Android, which some see as the first credible challenge to the iPhone. But when the software engineer decided to start a Web-based company to help consumers find fresh, local produce and farm goods, he returned to Ann Arbor, challenging the notion that talented graduates must leave the state to find success.