Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, October 11, 2013

Provost Martha Pollack congratulates Christin Carter-Su on being named the Anita H. Payne Distinguished University Professor of Physiology. Carter-Su was one of 25 faculty members recognized Thursday for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities. View a complete list of the honored faculty and their awards. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

U-M center awarded $17.6 million to improve renal health care in U.S.
The U-M Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center has received a five-year, $17.6 million federal contract to develop new measures to evaluate all the dialysis facilities in the United States with the goal of improving renal health care.

Solar Car Team rebounds from crash to finish race
A lesson in resilience is what the U-M Solar Car Team will bring home from Australia after this year’s international race across the continent. After a disappointing crash in a drainage ditch about two-thirds of the way through the World Solar Challenge, the students lifted their heads, took out their tools, fixed their car and finished.

Ten supervisors recognized for aiding work-life balance
The U-M Work/Life Resource Center has announced the recipients of the third annual Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors. The award recognizes U-M supervisors who promote work-life balance through consistent recognition of and responsiveness to their employees' professional and personal lives.

The Michigan Difference

Close to the heart
As a child protection specialist for the United Nations Children's Fund in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, Ford School alumna Tannistha Datta works on issues of child labor, child marriage, human trafficking, and sexual abuse, among others, and her work is close to her heart. She says she is grateful for the chance to help improve the lives of children who "are often the most neglected and forgotten — the 'invisible' children who have slipped through the cracks of the legal, justice, and social protection systems."