Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dr. Ronald Hirschl, surgeon-in-chief, shows reporters post-operating and operating rooms at the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Media were invited to tour the new Mott Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital on Tuesday, one of several events this week that include a private, formal dedication Thursday, faculty and staff tours Friday, and a public open house Sunday. Click the photo for more images of the new hospitals. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, U-M Photo Services)

BREAKING NEWS: Power outage closes East Hall
Classes in East Hall have been canceled today due to a power outage. A substation in East Hall required repairs that are expected to last at least until 6 p.m. today.

Rare Chinese papercuts discovered in U-M storage room
Scholarly gems often are found by sifting through dusty archives in foreign lands thousands of miles away. But sometimes they're discovered just by doing some office cleaning on campus. That's what happened recently at the Center for Chinese Studies, where staff members tidying up a storage room found a stunning collection of rare propaganda papercut images from the time of China's Cultural Revolution.

UM-Dearborn gets $1M to establish Center for Electric Drive Transportation
UM-Dearborn has been selected to receive $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Graduate Automotive Technology Education initiative to establish a GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation. The center will build upon existing programs in the area of electric drive vehicles, including battery electric vehicles, extended-range electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

PODCAST: 2012 presidential candidates likely to debate weak economy
Michael Heaney, assistant professor of political science and organizational studies, discusses issues surrounding the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and other key issues debated by presidential candidates.

The Michigan Difference

Energy efficiency through social networks
School of Information Professor Thomas Finholt and adjunct lecturer Erik Hofer are studying how social networks can be used to help individuals reduce their energy footprint. Among their areas of focus are the Internet, telephone systems and transportation networks, all of which are in turn tied to power and fuel-supply networks, such as electricity grids.