Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The U-M men's rowing team took two major titles recently, winning the Eastern College Athletic Conference's National Invitation Rowing Championship on May 8 and the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, the world's largest college regatta, on May 14. Between the two events, the U-M varsity-eight crew was undefeated, beating 50 others. It was the first time a team has won the team point trophies at both races in the same year. (Photo by Ted Matherly)

Mott Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has earned the highest rankings in Michigan and is among the best in the country in pediatric specialties according to the U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings. Mott is nationally ranked in all 10 of the evaluated categories including third in heart care and heart surgery.

MLibrary launches project to identify 'orphan works'
The U-M Library’s Copyright Office is launching the first serious effort to identify so-called "orphan works" among the in-copyright holdings of the HathiTrust Digital Library. About 73 percent of HathiTrust’s holdings are in-copyright, and an unknown percentage of those are “orphans” — works whose owners cannot be identified or located.

You 'asked M' and here are the answers
The first round of answers to U-M's new interactive feature, "Ask M," now are available on YouTube. In the video, Andrew Maynard, director of the U-M Risk Science Center, answers questions from people sharing their concerns for the environment and their health in the wake of last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Six U-M teams honored with NCAA Academic Public Recognition Award
Six U-M varsity athletic teams have received NCAA Division I 2009-10 Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards highlighting teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes, and that are among the top 10 percent of their respective sports in the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate report.

Carr named to College Football Hall of Fame
Retired football head coach Lloyd Carr is one of 16 inductees into the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame who were announced Tuesday by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Carr is the sixth Wolverine coach to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

The Michigan Difference

Blogging around China
The U-M Symphony Band is in the second week of its historic China tour. Many of the participants are chronicling their trip on blogs, with selected entries compiled on a special page created by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.