Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nick Wild, an engineering technician at the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratories in the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, displays a remotely operated underwater vehicle as part of "Water Tools on the Diag." The event Wednesday, part of the LSA Water Theme Semester, included a variety of water tools used for measuring, testing, and researching under water. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, U-M Photo Services)

Universitywide rollout of Concur wraps up on schedule
Every unit at the university now is using Concur, the institution's travel and expense system for employees. The phased rollout to the university concluded in February when UM-Dearborn, UM-Flint and the remaining units in Ann Arbor began using the system. Feedback during the rollout enabled the implementation team to take actions so each new unit using the system had a better experience with Concur.

U-M part of summit focusing on transforming transportation
Michigan’s three major research universities — including U-M — are hosting an inaugural summit today through Saturday to address critical issues within the transportation sector. The summit in Detroit brings together scholars, industry innovators, government officials and nongovernmental organizations from Michigan and around the world to consider transportation topics that affect economies and communities, and that catalyze new transportation-related business and job creation opportunities for Michigan.

UMHS selects interactive system for new children's, women's hospitals
Patients at the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will have access to a new system for patient education, entertainment and interactive patient care tools. The U-M Health System is implementing the bedside interactive system GetWell Town at the new 348-bed children’s hospital, as well as the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. The new hospital complex opens November 2011.

The Michigan Difference

The legacy of Elder Sang-Yong Nam
Elder Sang-Yong Nam, who died March 29, arrived at U-M from Korea in 1964. He found few books about Korea in the U-M library and a lack of Korean art in the U-M Museum of Art. It became his dream to correct the disparity and make U-M a premier center for Korean studies. Over the years Elder Nam became the largest benefactor of the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the International Institute, pledging more than $4 million and making it one of the top programs in the country.