Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Anna Stefanopoulou (right), professor of mechanical engineering and naval architecture and marine engineering, and director of the Automotive Research Center, speaks during a Washington D.C. event on how basic research for the military helps provide new technologies that improve national security and help find solutions to America's energy challenges. The recent event was sponsored by the Coalition for National Security Research, a group of universities, companies and scientific societies who advocate for strong defense research funding. Next to Stefanopoulou is James Short, deputy director of the University of Maryland's Center for Energetic Concepts Development. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

U-M to honor life-saving researcher with Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal
U-M will present one of its highest honors, the Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal in Global Public Health, to Dr. Alfred Sommer during a ceremony Nov. 4. Sommer conducted life-saving research that demonstrated the link between vitamin A deficiencies and childhood mortality.

‘Patchwork Nation’ director to visit U-M

Dante Chinni, the director of the PBS project “Patchwork Nation,” will speak at the Ford School of Public Policy at 4 p.m. Friday in the Betty Ford Classroom, Room 1110 Weill Hall. Chinni also is author of the recently released “Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth about the Real America.”

SECURITY BULLETIN: Thieves target older-model, foreign cars
Three older Honda Civics and a Toyota Camry have been stolen since Sept. 5 from four campus parking lots.

The Michigan Difference

A leader in dentistry
The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Dr. Raymond Gist. Last week, the 1966 School of Dentistry graduate became president of the American Dental Association after serving a year as president elect. In May, he delivered the commencement address to dental students at Hill Auditorium. He discusses his personal journey in dentistry and offers advice to dental students in a series of videos.