Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Robin Rasor (second from left), U-M director of licensing, participates in a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act, which gives universities patent rights for inventions created using federal research dollars. Rasor is shown with former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana (left), one of the lawmakers who helped spearhead the act credited with spurring major innovation at campuses across the nation. In 2011 Rasor will become president of the Association of University Technology Managers, which sponsored the event Wednesday in Washington, D.C., along with several other higher education associations. Also shown are Ashley Stevens (right), current AUTM president, and Jim Greenwood, president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

Saturday's game to feature zero waste event at Crisler Arena
U-M students are taking action to make a ton of garbage disappear — no magic involved — as Crisler Arena hosts its first zero waste basketball game Saturday. From cups to uniforms, use of recyclable materials will be the No. 1 priority. The Student Sustainability Initiative is coordinating the event, which will take place during the 1 p.m. game against Harvard.

Conference for staff seeks poster and speaker submissions
VOICES of the Staff is accepting submissions for poster and speaker sessions for a new, staff-focused conference. “U-M StaffWorks 2011 Technology and Best Practices” is a showcase for U-M staff to share insight, innovation, experience, and expertise in the use of technology and best practices to support the services and operations of the university.

Flint and Dearborn campuses name commencement speakers
The university's regional campuses at Flint and Dearborn have announced their speakers for fall commencement ceremonies. UM-Flint's commencement will be Dec.12 and UM-Dearborn's ceremony will be Dec.18.

The Michigan Difference

Creating the Cleveland Clinic (East)
Jenny Ho, MPH and MHSA, '00, has worked in Abu Dhabi since 2009 to help build the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi into a fully functioning, 364-bed hospital and clinic. As one of several project managers for the clinic, Ho is helping to develop policies and procedures in the areas of human relations and marketing and communications, and to draft and implement a staffing plan for the facility at large — everything from facilities workers to nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals.