Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

President Mary Sue Coleman meets with faculty, staff and students at an open forum during a recent visit to UM-Dearborn. During the 45-minute session at Borg-Warner auditorium, Coleman addressed such issues as student housing, health and retiree benefits, athletics, student needs and state support for higher education. (Photo by Tom Laundroche)

Faculty Work Life Study now being conducted
A new survey of tenured, tenure-track and contingent U-M faculty is under way to measure progress made at university regarding faculty workload and other work life issues. The Faculty Work Life Study was sent in January to a sample of faculty on the Ann Arbor campus and asks questions about faculty activities, attitudes and perceptions of the work environment.

Study underscores U-M’s high-impact engineering research
U-M ranked fifth in a new study that examined how often research institutions’ academic papers in the field of engineering were cited during the past decade. Stephen Forrest, vice president for research, called the ranking “a very clear indication of the importance and quality of research done at U-M.”

Web site offers U-M authors a way to publicize new work
U-M faculty and staff who would like to publicize books they have written can do so through Books in Print, a new Web site hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Communications.

Dearborn, Flint campuses remain closed due to bad weather
The UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint campuses are closed today due to inclement weather. Notices of the closings can be found on the Flint and Dearborn Web sites. The Ann Arbor campus remains open.

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.