Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 9, 2013

U-M gymnast Stacey Ervin performs a backflip in the Law Library, one of several inspiring scenes that are part of the university's new public service announcement video that premiered over the weekend. Watch the video and read more about the new "Victors Valiant" PSA to promote U-M.

Regents invite community input on qualities needed in next U-M president
The Board of Regents and the Presidential Search Advisory Committee will host a series of public forums in the weeks ahead to gather broad input on the search for the university's next president. They are scheduled for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses during the weeks of Sept. 16 and Sept. 23.

Planet Blue social media contest uses interactive map
The university today launched a contest via its Planet Blue social media platforms in an effort to increase awareness of the "green" sites and programs on campus. Using the Office of Campus Sustainability's interactive map, "Where on Planet Blue?" challenges participants to guess — and post photos of — featured locations for a chance to win prizes. It runs through Sept. 19.

Providing care for the Hicks quintuplets an opportunity of a lifetime
In a first for U-M, a set of quintuplets was born at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital on Thursday. In a blog post and video, Dr. Deborah Berman, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and other team members talk about the experience of helping Robert and Jessica Hicks welcome the new members of their family.

Harmon named a Michigan Legend; Gardner to wear No. 98
The Athletic Department officially recognized the Wolverines' first Heisman Trophy winner, Tom Harmon, as a Michigan Football Legend Saturday, during a pregame ceremony at the Michigan-Notre Dame football game. Quarterback Devin Gardner will wear the famed No. 98 jersey, switching from No. 12.

CRIME ALERT: Unarmed robbery
Sunday, 3:25 a.m., Hill and Oakland streets, off-campus south of Central Campus.

The Michigan Difference

Soundly invested
For many U-M medical students, being chosen for the Summer Biomedical Research Programs means 10 weeks of analyzing data or suggesting new models for clinical care. But Clay Bavinger wanted to build something he could hold in his hands. His project, which came to also involve Fred Howard and Matt Christensen, was a wearable device that could revolutionize one of the most common procedures in medicine: listening to patient lung sounds.