Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

From left, UM-Flint nursing students Margaret Masters, Jared Degeneffe and Joanna Foksinski work with a Human Patient Simulator that is part of a new laboratory at the Flint campus' Department of Nursing. Click here to read more. (Photo by Mel Serow, UM-Flint)

BREAKING NEWS: Water main break prompts evacuation of Cancer Center
Earlier today there was a major water main break on the Medical Campus causing utility tunnels to flood with fresh water. Water has emptied into levels B1 and B2 of the Cancer Center as well as the west end of B1 and B2 at University Hospital. Flooding is being contained. B1, B2 and 1 of the Cancer Center have been evacuated.

LSA theme semester examines varied issues of language
As a defining human characteristic, language plays a central role in virtually all aspects of human activity. It also is a socio-cultural phenomenon and a formal system grounded in human cognition and biology. U-M's winter 2012 theme semester "Language: The Human Quintessence" will examine language through a series of free public lectures, courses, conferences, performances, and exhibitions.

Addiction is focus of research theme semester
Marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs. All can lead to life-altering addictions. How does that happen? Why are some people more vulnerable to addiction? U-M's winter 2012 research theme semester, "Hooked: Addiction, Society & Culture," will examine these questions, exploring the complex nexus of addiction and society.

Nominations for 2012 Teaching Innovation Prizes due Feb. 1
The 2012 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prizes of $5,000 will be presented to up to five faculty members this spring, with the current call for proposals due Feb. 1. This prize differs from other teaching prizes in that it honors original, specific innovations to improve student learning, not instructors' overall teaching excellence

Former U-M baseball great Barry Larkin earns trip to Cooperstown
Former U-M baseball All-American Barry Larkin has been selected as a member of the 2012 class to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday. Larkin garnered 86.4 percent of votes by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in his third time on the ballot.

The Michigan Difference

Meeting the EV power demand
Three students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment have set their sights on making electric-powered vehicles more practical. By bridging the disparity between supply and demand of recharging stations, Javier Rivera, Lawrence Han and Ajay Varadharajan hope to create a new electric-vehicle market and put the brakes on "range anxiety" that many potential buyers have about such vehicles.