Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

U-M athletes, coaches, staff and friends break ground on a new basketball player development center. The Monday ceremony marked the start of construction for the 50,000-gross-square-foot, $23.2 million facility to be used for functional training and practice for the men's and women's programs. The center, located adjacent to Crisler Arena, will include two basketball practice courts, team locker rooms, a video theater, spaces for strength and conditioning, athletic medicine, and coaching and staff offices. Click on the photo for a list of those pictured. (Photo by Scott Galvin, U-M Photo Services)

Altering the course
of American manufacturing: a national meeting and public symposium

How to turn the tide in the shrinking American manufacturing sector is the focus of a National Academy of Engineering meeting this week at the university. More than 130 of the most distinguished engineers in the country are gathering for the event, which includes a public symposium on Thursday. Engineers will consider how to model manufacturing systems and how to build them to be more agile, responsive to consumer needs, environmentally-sustainable and cost-competitive.

Watch what you eat during Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 9-15
Food allergies may arise from a variety of sources including eggs, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish. According to experts at the U-M Health System, recognition and early treatment of food allergies are important steps in preventing serious reaction symptoms and, in some cases, death.

Thousands of T-shirts heading to Haiti
A UM-Flint drive to collect T-shirts to send to Haiti got an unexpected boost from Two Men and a Truck International, and there’s more to come. View a TV12 news story about the drive.

The Michigan Difference

A force in Native American law
A group of Law School alumni are making an impact on the complicated, diverse, and at times legally challenging lives of Native Americans and Indian tribal issues. Read more about their activities in a story that starts on Page 19 of the current issue of Law Quadrangle.