Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Workers guide one of two new steam boilers being installed at UM-Flint to replace the campus' 30-year-old boiler system. The $2.5 million project is expected to save nearly $133,000 in natural gas costs and more than a million gallons of water each year. Read more about the project. (Photo courtesy of UM-Flint)

Growing GreenRide Connect service offers more options
U-M commuter vanpools, which have grown by 14 percent in the last year, could sprout more users this spring and in coming months as ride sharing opportunities expand with GreenRide Connect. Users who have traditionally searched within the U-M community for ride sharing or vanpool opportunities now have the ability to broaden their search.

Martin Hershock named College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters dean at UM-Dearborn
Martin Hershock, a UM-Dearborn faculty member and alumnus, has been appointed dean of the school's College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters. The Board of Regents on Thursday approved his five-year appointment, which begins July 1. Hershock currently is UM-Dearborn’s associate provost for academic affairs.

Memorial service for Dr. Steven Gradwohl set for Thursday
A memorial service will take place Thursday for Dr. Steven E. Gradwohl, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine, who died Saturday following a car crash. The service will be from 6-9 p.m. in the Rogell Ballroom of the Michigan Union.

U-M faculty part of $13M research into cyber-physical systems
College of Engineering researchers are involved in two National Science Foundation grants that total $13 million and support multi-university projects in cyber-physical systems. Demosthenis Teneketzis and Ian Hiskens are co-investigators on one project, while a second project is led by Jessy Grizzle and also involves Huei Peng.

The Michigan Difference

Nature's calling
Through various presentations and exercises, blind or visually impaired youths and young adults learned to identify and enjoy Michigan birds by sound rather than sight recently at UM-Dearborn. The Celebrate Urban Birds event, organized by student Donna Posont, brought students to the campus' Environmental Interpretive Center in April to build birdfeeders, learn how to capture and band birds, and compare avian skulls and bones.