Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Joseph Trumpey, associate professor of art and natural resources, inspects an ancient text during an interactive session of the Provost's Seminar on Teaching. Click here to read more about Monday's seminar, which focused on how faculty can engage with materials in U-M's cultural collections. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

11.11.11: U-M to mark Veterans Day and heroes among us
Veterans Day 2011 will take place on the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year. This unique numerical alignment signals a special moment in the holiday's 92-year existence, and the university's fourth annual observance of it will reflect the occasion as student, faculty and staff veterans are honored and celebrated for their service and sacrifice with various activities.

REMINDER: Prominent psychiatrist, ethicist to deliver Waggoner lecture
Dr. Laura Roberts, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, will explore the ethical considerations facing today’s medical trainees and those who guide them when she delivers the 16th Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics and Values in Medicine on Wednesday.

New emergency alert test to be broadcast nationwide Wednesday
The Federal Emergency Management Administration and the Federal Communications Commission will be test a new Emergency Alert System at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday. The test will play on every TV and radio station simultaneously. It will look different from previous emergency alert tests, and there is no need to take any action.

SACUA votes to send health incentives report to administration, regents
The executive arm of U-M's faculty governance system voted Monday to pass on to the administration and the Board of Regents a report regarding health incentives for university employees.

The Michigan Difference

Bird in the hand
Brother and sister duo Andy and Emily Linn were appalled by Detroit's negative reputation, and wanted to contribute to the vibrancy, activity and rebirth of their home city. That’s why the two U-M graduates opened City Bird, which not only sells Detroit-themed merchandise but also helps Detroit-based artists display their work.