Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winners of the Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors were formally honored during a recent presentation. During the summer, they received special surprise presentations attended by their co-workers, friends, and family. Click on the image to see a video of the surprises, and click here to read a story about the honorees.

President Coleman to chair Association of American Universities
The Association of American Universities elected President Mary Sue Coleman to a one-year term as its chair Tuesday. AAU is a nonprofit association of 59 U.S. and two Canadian pre-eminent public and private research universities. It focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities.

North Campus Research Complex update shows measurements of growth
Two years after U-M purchased the former Pfizer complex, the North Campus Research Complex is delivering on its vision of creating “a world of fast-paced scientific discovery that ignites improvements to humanity’s health and well-being,” says NCRC Executive Director David Canter. His latest update outlines where the NCRC shows measured growth.

Activist, attorney and alum Richard Bernstein to receive Neubacher Award
In recognition of his notable and sustained service and leadership as an advocate for disability issues, U-M alumnus Richard Bernstein has been chosen to receive the 2011 James T. Neubacher Award at a ceremony Oct. 28 in the Rackham Building Assembly Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Opening of new hospitals changed to early December
The opening date for inpatient care at the new C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's hospitals has been changed from mid-November to Dec. 4. Pediatric outpatient care clinics to the new facility will proceed on schedule in early December. All grand opening celebration events will proceed as scheduled, including the public open house on Nov. 6.

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.