Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan (center), assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, biophysics and biomedical engineering, works with Taylor Palmer (left) of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit and Arizsia Staton of Saginaw High School in a demonstration of phase transformation. The exercise was part of the Center for Educational Outreach's College 101 program, which brought more than 80 high school students to campus this week. They engaged with faculty, staff and students from a variety of academic departments and participated in college preparation activities. (Photo by Marie Ting, Center for Educational Outreach)

For many workers, the 'new retirement' is no retirement
Baby boomers, including faculty and staff at U-M, increasingly are working beyond what has been considered the normal retirement age, a development that is being driven by a variety of factors. The online magazine Michigan Today explores the trend and how it's playing out among the U-M work force.

UMSI leases space in former Borders building
The School of Information has signed a five-year lease for about 4,000 square feet in what used to be the Borders building at Maynard and Liberty streets. The new space will house 12-15 staff members and will make room for new faculty and programs at the school’s current location in the North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex.

First Bosch Sustainability Fellowship awarded to student of diesel emissions
Electrical engineering Mike Hand is the first recipient of the Bosch Sustainability Fellowship, a new $20,000 award to be given each year to a promising U-M master’s student. His fellowship work will explore ways to further improve diesel calibration efficiency, which could impact development time and reduce cost.

The Michigan Difference

A summer of Shakespeare
Acting is not just something Janet Haley teaches — it's also what she does. Haley, assistant professor of theatre at UM-Flint, will return for her eighth season with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival in Jackson this summer. Haley, an associate artist with MSF since 2011, will be playing Olivia in "Twelfth Night," Constance in "King John," and the Barmaid in Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer."