Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kelsey Libbe, a student in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, transfers boxes containing frozen tissues to one of three new liquid-nitrogen freezers at the Museum of Zoology. The equipment, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, allows the museum to better maintain frozen tissue collections that serve as an important source of genetic material for biodiversity research. Interested parties can tour the new facility during an open house at 11 a.m. Dec. 9. Click here to read more. (Photo by Steve Hinshaw)

UMHS teams prepared for Sunday’s inpatient move to new hospitals
Moving is a challenge for anyone, and moving a hospital is even more complicated. The U-M Health System has a detailed plan for transferring patients, equipment and operations to the new C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s hospitals. The inpatient move takes place Sunday.

Jude talks Gobies on cable series exploring invasive species
David Jude, a research scientist at SNRE, is featured in a cable documentary exploring invasive species in the Great Lakes. Jude's work with Gobies is mentioned in the new series "Silent Invaders," created and being aired by Pursuit Channel TV, a cable channel for outdoor enthusiasts.

Engineering shares holiday greetings via interactive map
The College of Engineering has created an interactive, global project to collect and spread holiday greetings around the world. Alumni, students and staff with a connection to Michigan Engineering can upload a video or submit a holiday memory or tradition that can be accessed on a map showing where the greeting originated. (Note: The map requires the Flash plug-in.)

The Michigan Difference

Jumpstart on success
Seeing the educational needs of low-income, at-risk preschool students inspired senior Jillian Rodriguez to join Jumpstart, a collaboration between U-M and AmeriCorps that works with children who are a year away from kindergarten. Student volunteers meet weekly with children to strengthen their language, literary and social skills.