Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 30, 2013

New autonomous robot technology, developed by Ryan Eustice, associate professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, helps identify limpet mines on a ship, saving humans from doing the dangerous job. In this video, Eustice describes how the robotic system works.

U-M 'gateway' website getting a new look
Come Wednesday morning the University of Michigan's front door on the Internet will have a new look that is grounded in powerful photography and graphic presentation, and built on a foundation that automatically adjusts for any type of digital device.

Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts to return to faculty in July 2014
Lester Monts, senior vice provost for academic affairs and senior counselor to the president for the arts, diversity and undergraduate affairs, will swap his top leadership office for the classroom and field research in July 2014.

New smart signs installed at campus bus stops
In a continued effort to improve the commuter experience, Parking & Transportation Services has installed smart signs at nearly every campus bus stop. The new signs feature a Quick Response code and Near Field Communication tag making it easier for campus commuters to access bus schedule information with a smartphone or mobile device.

U-M recognizes Radrick Farms employees with safety award
The Radrick Farms Golf Course greenskeepers and maintenance staff are the recipients of the inaugural Safety First Recognition Award for employees. It is given by Occupational Safety & Environmental Health to recognize employees who excel in creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

The Michigan Difference

Fresh-food guru
Fiona Ruddy’s official title at Detroit’s Eastern Market is “Alternative Food Program Coordinator,” but in her view, there should be nothing “alternative” about the food distribution models that she oversees. A 2010 LSA graduate, she runs the Eastern Market Farm Stand Program, which serves 18 different locations around Detroit and its suburbs, bringing fresh produce directly to hospitals, office buildings, nonprofit organizations and neighborhood farmers markets.