Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 19, 2010

Provost Teresa Sullivan, second from right, chats with some of the students who have been invited to join the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi. They are John Bakarich (right), Oben Ceryan (left) and Jacqueline Kauza. Fiona Ruddy is in the foreground. Earlier Tuesday evening, Sullivan gave a formal presentation about the benefits of belonging to the group. Click here for details. (Photo by Mary Beth Donovan)

Regents honor five with Thurnau professorships
Five faculty members have been honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year’s recipients of Arthur F. Thurnau professorships. The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointments for Joel Blum, Anne Ruggles Gere, Louis Loeb, Robin Queen and Edward West.

Transit Center project will improve bus access to Central Campus
New shelters and expanded bus lanes along North University Avenue will help meet the growing needs for public transportation in the Central Campus area. The Board of Regents approved the Central Campus Transit Center on Thursday. Work is expected to start in mid-May and be completed by fall.
• Regents also authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for work that is part of the Museum of Zoology Collection Relocation and Renovations project.

School of Dentistry to begin oral pathology residency program
The School of Dentistry has been granted “initial accreditation” status by the Commission on Dental Accreditation to start an oral pathology residency program this summer. Graduates who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate in oral and maxillofacial pathology and also qualify to take the specialty board examination.

The Michigan Difference

Sprinting to the top
Paralympian Jerome Singleton (left), a senior Industrial and Operations Engineering student, recently set a world record in the 60-yard dash. Singleton, whose right leg was amputated below the knee when he was 18 months old, finished with a time of 7.34 seconds at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational track and field meet at Ann Arbor on Jan. 23. He broke the previous record by 0.44 seconds.