Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Todd Sevig, director of Counseling and Psychological Services, speaks with Rhima Coleman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, during the New Faculty Orientation luncheon and information fair. The event, sponsored Wednesday by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, was an opportunity to introduce new faculty to the university and allow them to share experiences and strategize about good teaching. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Pilot project under way for video content management service
The university is piloting a new video content management service, which eventually will help units manage, share, search and publish video content. Although services like iTunes and YouTube make it relatively simple for people to publish video content to website, U-M doesn't have a common management system for those videos.

PHOTOS: Students move into a renovated Alice Lloyd Hall
Among the many students moving into on-campus housing this week are those living in a newly renovated Alice Lloyd Hall. Upgrades include plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilation, fire detection and suppression, wired and wireless networking. The $56 million project also includes renovated bath facilities, accessibility improvements and new living-learning spaces.

College of Engineering transitioning to standard campus WiFi networks
The College of Engineering is taking a leadership role in helping the university enable faculty, staff, and students to access the campus computer network anytime from anywhere. CoE is transitioning its wireless network to MWireless and the other standard WiFI networks on campus.

Capturing the campus in a 360-degree view
As many people return to campus this week, they may have noticed an odd-looking tricycle roaming the streets and walkways of U-M. A team from Google Earth is using its 360-degree camera to capture street-level images of the campus. Watch the Record Update for further announcements when the campus is ready to go live on Google Earth.

The Michigan Difference

Concussion consequences
As high school football players kick off a new season, Stephen Broglio will continue his research into the short- and long-term effects of gridiron-related concussions. Broglio, assistant professor of athletic training, will use special helmet sensors to measure hits to the head during games at Ann Arbor's Skyline High School. Broglio discusses the problem of high school football concussions in the current issue of Movement, the School of Kinesiology's magazine.