Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This photo, taken in Ann Arbor and titled "The Song of Autumn," is from a selection of images that were part of Arts@Michigan's periodic photo competition "As I See It" from 2012-13. A slideshow of the photos is featured in the April edition of Michigan Today. (Photo by Hansi Liao)

U-M launches center to transform mobility
U-M has established the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center as a partnership with government and industry to dramatically improve the safety, sustainability and accessibility of ways that people and goods move from place to place in our society. A key focus of the MTC will be a "model deployment" that will allow researchers to test emerging concepts in connected and automated vehicles and vehicle systems.

Conference to focus on value of liberal arts, sciences at research universities
More than 50 deans at the nation’s large research universities will meet at U-M May 22-24 for a national conversation about the value and contributions of the liberal arts and sciences at modern research universities. The public is invited to join the discussion at two evening panels at Rackham Auditorium featuring national educational leaders.

Advisory committee named for pharmacy dean search
Before his departure, Provost Phil Hanlon named a search advisory committee for the dean of the College of Pharmacy. The committee was charged by the current provost, Martha E. Pollack. Vicki Ellingrod, professor of pharmacy and psychiatry, will chair the committee that has been charged with conducting a broad search and presenting an unranked slate of recommended candidates by the end of fall semester 2013.

The Michigan Difference

'A creation of my own'
Henry Philip Tappan believed deeply in creating a place where professors spread existing knowledge by teaching and, by deep study and research, also made new knowledge. He envisioned a new observatory for the fledgling Ann Arbor campus that would signal Michigan’s serious intentions. One man, however, was determined to bring down Tappan and his creation.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference is highlighting stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.