Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 17, 2011

A. Alfred Taubman speaks during a ceremony officially naming the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building. Looking on, from left, are Robert Taubman, President Mary Sue Coleman, William Taubman, and Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz (right), CEO of the U-M Health System. The ceremony Friday was part of the fourth annual A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Symposium, at which Gov. Rick Snyder delivered the keynote address. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

Nobel Peace Prize winner from Burma is Wallenberg recipient
Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese human rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate, is the recipient of the 21st U-M Wallenberg Medal. In a rare public address overseas, Suu Kyi will give her videotaped Wallenberg Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 before an audience in Rackham Auditorium.

MCommunity users won't see groups in others' profiles
MCommunity Directory users no longer can see group membership lists in other users' directory profiles. The change was made in response to concerns by some users that their membership in certain groups may have been more visible to the public than they had expected. Logged-in users can still see a list of groups to which they belong.

VIDEO: U-M professor emeritus played vital role in MLK memorial design
Jim Chaffers, professor emeritus at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, discusses his role in the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, which was dedicated Sunday. Click here to read more about Chaffers' involvement, as well as that of Jon Lockard, adjunct senior lecturer of Afroamerican and African studies, and U-M alumnus Ed Jackson Jr.

U-M team begins Quantum's quest for world solar car title
The U-M Solar Car Team began its quest for the World Solar Challenge on Sunday, but the race has been temporarily halted due to a brush fire. The race from the northern to southern coasts of Australia covers 1,800 miles, mostly across the desert. Follow the team's progress with its 2011 vehicle, Quantum, at the Solar Control Panel.

This week in the University Record
• New director: LSI names Gestwicki to direct Center for Chemical Genomics
• Staff Spotlight: Ford School employee passionate about roller derby
• Research: Study casts doubt on sex offender notification laws

The Michigan Difference

A fresh look at the atom
Georg Raithel, professor of physics, LSA, and a team of researchers have come up with an atom-imaging technique that allows for the detection of the elusive and highly excited individual Rydberg atom. The team’s technique has allowed them to provide the first images and measurements of the unique interaction that happens between these atoms.