Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Andrew Maynard, professor and chair of environmental health sciences, reacts to being attacked by “zombies” Emily Yu (left) and Salima Mohamed during an emergency preparedness exercise at the School of Public Health. SPH staged the “zombie apocalypse” drill Tuesday as a fun way to prompt graduate students in the "Epidemiology and Public Health Management of Disasters" class to think beyond usual preparedness and response plans. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)

OVPR announces staff recognition award recipients for 2013
The Office of the Vice President for Research will honor three U-M staff members for outstanding research service. Donna Mulkey will receive the OVPR Exceptional Service Award, and Linda Chadwick and Catherine Seay-Ostrowski will each receive a Distinguished Research Administrator Award.

Construction to begin on Wall Street parking structure
The Wall Street parking lot (M41) will close in June when work begins on a new 720-space parking structure. During construction, 211 Blue Permit spaces will be displaced. The five-story, $34 million project was approved by the Board of Regents during its April 2012 meeting.

Gift funds creation of director of entrepreneurship at SI
The School of Information will expand its support of students interested in turning their research into new companies with the creation of the Roger and Carin Ehrenberg Director of Entrepreneurship. The position will be funded over its first three years by a $300,000 donation from the Ehrenbergs.

More partners join Medicare improvement effort by UMHS and IHA
A partnership designed to improve care for Medicare participants in southeast Michigan, while making the best use of Medicare dollars, has expanded. Two new medical practices have joined the 1,700 doctors of the U-M Health System’s Faculty Group Practice and the 310 providers in the IHA physician group in one of the nation’s first Accountable Care Organizations.

SECURITY BULLETIN: Suspicious behavior on North Campus
Housing Security and Safety Services has received several reports since April 19 from female students reporting suspicious behavior by a man or men in the North Campus area.

The Michigan Difference

The Warrior Scholar
As a tough son of the Bronx, U-M law professor Yale Kamisar grew up to fight for the rights of the accused, and transformed American jurisprudence along the way. He is known in law schools as the “Father of Miranda” for his impact on the landmark 1966 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that no suspect could be taken into custody and interrogated until the police had told him he had the right to a lawyer and that he had no legal obligation to tell the police anything at all.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference has highlighted stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.