Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, March 12, 2010

What does the sun sound like, and why is it useful to know that? In effort to examine solar data in a new way, researchers worked with a composer to sonify information from NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer Satellite. The resulting music is part art, part science.

Phishing attack aimed at university e-mail accounts
A new type of malicious e-mail attack has targeted university accounts, prompting a warning from Information and Technology Services officials who say the phishing incidents demonstrate how cyber-criminals are always looking for new ways to scam users.

Forbes names Ann Arbor top college sports town
Ann Arbor tops the list of the best college sports towns, based on "its excellent mix of livability and sports," according to In addition to sports, Forbes cites Ann Arbor's quality public schools, low crime rate, affordable housing, and its culture and cuisine.

New online job system at U-M planned for June
A new online job posting and hiring system will debut in June. The system includes a fresh design for, software that better integrates with U-M’s current system, and offers more options for customization. For job applicants, the new site is more accessible and postings are easier to search.

Daylight-saving time may leave you sleepy, U-M physician says
This is the weekend we “spring ahead,” which may take the bounce out of some people’s step. Many Americans will lose an hour of sleep Sunday, the first day of daylight-saving time, when clocks are set ahead one hour at 2 a.m. That may make it harder to wake up or cause difficulty staying alert, says a sleep expert at the U-M Health System.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing educational opportunity
Annette Karageanes clearly recalls the generosity of others who helped her succeed as a student and early in her career. She once asked someone who had helped her how to repay the debt. That person’s advice? Lend a helping hand to someone else someday. In that spirit the College of Pharmacy graduate (BSPharm, ’83) created the Karageanes Family Scholarship to support PharmD students. "Now is the time to act, to pay it forward," she says.