Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Susan Collins, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, speaks with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at an annual economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Collins, one of a few academics invited to the conference, introduced Bernanke before he gave a widely anticipated speech last week that suggested the Fed soon could take measures to bolster growth. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Wolverine Access back online after system use hits all-time high
The Wolverine Access website once again is available for use by the university community after system use reached an all-time high Tuesday. The number of concurrent users on Wolverine Access and CTools peaked at levels significantly higher than previous record-usage days. That increase in concurrent users exposed a software bug that crippled the system on the first day of classes.

New interlibrary loan service offers access to 90 million items
The U-M Library recently introduced a new interlibrary loan service for physical items, UBorrow, which combines 14 research library catalogs containing 90 million items into one easy-to-use search and request tool.

Former CIA director to give Ford School's Rosenthal Lecture
Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA director, will give the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's annual Rosenthal Lecture on Friday. Hayden's talk is titled, "The law, policy and war on al-Qaida: an emerging consensus?" The lecture is supported by the Ford School's Josh Rosenthal Education Fund, named after a 1979 U-M graduate who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Nominations sought for Candace J. Johnson Award to honor exemplary staff member
The Office of the Provost wishes to recognize exemplary staff at the Ann Arbor and Health System campuses with the Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence. A $500 cash award and certificate will be presented in December. Oct. 1 is the final day nominations will be accepted.

Three sexual assaults — two on-campus and one off-campus — were reported to have occurred over the weekend:
• Aug. 31, Ruthven Museum.
• Sept. 1, Michigan Stadium.
• Sept. 3, Washtenaw Avenue near Hill Street.

The Michigan Difference

Judge, rocker and liberal arts grad
A career in law is about making sure people follow the rules. Singing in a rock 'n' roll band, on the other hand, is all about rebellion. The two meet in the person of LSA alumna Nicole Laurin-Walker. By day she’s a judge in Maricopa County, Ariz. But by night she goes by the stage name Nicole Laurenne, the head-turning lead singer of The Love Me Nots, based in Phoenix.