Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nursing students Frank Schymik, Jon Bickmann and Jennifer Ragnoni volunteer at the check-in desk during a recent blood drive at the School of Nursing. The drive is one of many such efforts being conducted across campus as part of the annual Blood Battle with Ohio State University. Here is a list of remaining blood drives on campus. (Photo by Jaime Meyers, School of Nursing)

Timothy Lynch recommended for VP and general counsel
President Mary Sue Coleman is recommending Timothy G. Lynch, deputy general counsel for litigation and enforcement with the U.S. Department of Energy, as the university's next vice president and general counsel. His appointment will be effective Jan. 7, 2013, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

East Stadium Boulevard bridges to reopen Wednesday
The city of Ann Arbor will reopen East Stadium Boulevard to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Wednesday, weather permitting. East Stadium Boulevard, between Kipke Drive and Industrial Highway, has been closed since November 2011 while bridges over South State Street and the Ann Arbor Railroad were removed and replaced.

Kimball, Wheatley inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Two former U-M athletic greats — diver and coach Dick Kimball and running back Tyrone Wheatley — have been selected as part of the 57th induction class for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. They are among eight individuals in the induction class announced Monday.

CRIME ALERT: Attempted home invasion
1900 block of McIntyre (Northwood IV), 9 p.m. Nov 12

The Michigan Difference

Tumor discovery illustrates value of screenings
For four years, William Ruber has received dental care at the School of Dentistry. In November 2011 his "student dentist," Jody Atzmon, detected something unusual on the left side of Ruber’s neck. A subsequent exam showed it was growing rapidly. The growth was found to be a Warthin's tumor of Ruber's salivary gland. While it turned out to be benign, Ruber nonetheless praised Atzmon for her vigilance. Atzmon said the episode illustrates the value of regular oral cancer screenings.