Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Astronomy volunteer Mario Mateo helps U-M student Christian Mays see the shadow of Venus as it moves across the face of the sun Tuesday. The rare "transit of Venus" occurred as the planet passed between Earth and the sun. Telescopes were set up at various locations to give the public a chance to witness the event. View more photos from the transit and watch a video about the scientific significance of this phenomenon that will not be seen again until 2117. (Photo by Martin Vloet, Michigan Photography)

Mott Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is among the best children’s hospitals in the country in pediatric specialties and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

CTools upgrade will interrupt service June 30 through July 1
Information and Technology Services will replace the behind-the-scenes CTools technical infrastructure this summer to meet increasing demand for a high-performing and reliable teaching and learning environment. To complete the work and extensive testing, a service interruption is scheduled for June 30 through July 1.

Guidelines explain election campaign activity
As the 2012 election season begins to gear up, many members of the U-M community have asked about their rights and responsibilities regarding campaigning for or against a candidate or ballot initiative. Comprehensive guidelines explain activities in which members of the campus community may engage, as well as those restricted by law.

The Michigan Difference

Building on a solid foundation
Tom Perko, an alumnus of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, doesn’t flee devastation. He faces it head-on, helping Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake that killed some 225,000 people. An article in the current edition of the alumni magazine Dividend explains how Perko, as executive director of the nonprofit Extollo International, is helping to train construction workers in Haiti and perform reconstruction work there.