Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A traditional Korean pavilion originally designed by David Chung, associate professor of art and design, opened to the public last month. Since 2007 Chung, who also is a core faculty member at the Nam Center for Korean Studies, has been working with the Korean American Cultural Committee to locate the site and create the designs for a Korean garden in the Washington, D.C., area. The pavilion was completed this year at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va. (Photo by David Chung)

University reminds employees about severe-weather policy
As weather forecasts increasingly include reports of wintery conditions, campus leaders would like to remind the community that the university's severe-weather policy encourages all employees to make a reasonable effort to report to work as scheduled.

W-2 time again; electronic version will be available
2010 Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements will be available in January by one of two delivery methods. An electronic version will be available on Jan. 7 that will provide employees with early access to information. Alternatively, paper Forms W-2 are scheduled to be mailed in late January.

UM-Dearborn rings The BELL for real-world trading lab
The UM-Dearborn College of Business has opened the Business Experiential Learning Laboratory, a new high-tech classroom that simulates a real-world trading room. The lab — called The BELL — will provide students with opportunities for hands-on training in an environment similar to what they will find in the business world.

The Michigan Difference

Sounding the alarm
As concerns about the possible invasion of Asian carp in the Great Lakes continue to grow, Law School alumnus Noah Hall is doing his part to keep people informed about the legal issues surrounding the threat with his blog, Great Lakes Law. Hall has called for aggressive legal action to combat the crisis, but says time may not allow for effective options in time to keep the harmful species from establishing a foothold in Lake Michigan.