Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, July 12, 2010

Michigan House Speaker Andy Dillon, right, visited the Life Sciences Institute on Friday to meet with stem cell researchers from across the U-M campus. Click on the photo for a full list of those pictured. (Photo by Jennifer Farina, Life Sciences Institute)

CTools positioned for expansion
U-M’s largest collaboration application for teaching and learning, CTools, is benefiting from a renewed focus on its support. The CTools support staff has moved from the Digital Media Commons to Information and Technology Services, which sets the stage for expanding the CTools application team and adding new functionality.
• Deborah Ball, dean of the School of Education, has been appointed the IT Governance Council’s teaching and learning mission domain steward.

Faculty and staff invited to welcome reception for new provost
President Mary Sue Coleman is inviting all faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus to a reception Monday afternoon to welcome Provost Philip Hanlon. The reception is from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Clements Library, 909 S. University Ave.

Public will be able to view Michigan Stadium renovations Wednesday
With the college football season just two months away, U-M will open the doors to Michigan Stadium on Wednesday to showcase the Big House renovations. The one-day event will run between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

U-M, Traverse City Film Festival form educational partnership
Faculty members from U-M will serve as moderators, panelists and jurors in the first formal step toward a broader participation in the international Traverse City Film Festival. The sixth annual documentary and narrative film competition will be held in northern Michigan, July 27-Aug. 1.

The Michigan Difference

Writing your own ticket
Studies show fewer employed people are satisfied with their jobs today than in the 1980s, says Jane Dutton, a professor at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. To combat this problem, Dutton and two colleagues have designed a solution they call “job crafting,” which focuses on a tool that helps employees define their roles and daily tasks in way that allows them to map their current position and outline a more ideal path toward satisfaction.