Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Museum of Zoology finished moving about 5 million specimens from the Ruthven Museums Building to a new off-campus storage facility on Varsity Drive during the summer. This video highlights some of the noteworthy specimens that were moved.

Fall enrollment and freshman applications at Ann Arbor continue to set records
For the fourth consecutive year, enrollment at the Ann Arbor campus has set an all-time record with 43,426 students in fall 2012, a 1.7 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Office of the Registrar. The number of graduate/professional students increased by 0.9 percent, and undergraduate enrollment grew by 2.1 percent. Applications for the entering class this year set a record of 42,544.

University surveying faculty, students, staff about sustainability
More than 4,000 U-M students and 1,500 faculty and staff members are being surveyed about sustainability issues this month as part of a groundbreaking, campuswide initiative called the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Project.
The next Exploring Sustainability on Planet Blue discussion Oct. 29 will focus on how to improve society and the planet through appropriate design and implementation of technology. Registration is required.

Senate Assembly hosts regent candidates at forum
Candidates seeking two open seats on the Board of Regents presented their views on what the university needs in its next president and discussed how U-M should deal with ongoing financial challenges during a Senate Assembly forum Monday. Four of the 10 people running for the board in the Nov. 6 election appeared at the forum.

DPS invites public to crime meeting Wednesday
University students, faculty and staff as well as members of the broader community are invited to attend the Department of Public Safety crime meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Michigan Union Pendleton Room. The meeting will include a review of recent major crime activity and trends, current criminal investigations and crime prevention strategies.

The Michigan Difference

Helping deaf students achieve their dreams
When Dr. Philip Zazove’s parents discovered he was deaf in 1955, they refused to accept a best-case scenario: special education classes and a non-skilled job to be “functional.” Instead, Zazove, professor and interim chair of family medicine, went to college and medical school, then became the third known deaf doctor in the country. Today, he and his family help high-achieving deaf students with college scholarships awarded through the Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation.