Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Joan Moore, center, of Arbor Consulting Group Inc. presents the 2009 Arbor Award for Excellence to the VOICES of the Staff Program. Provost Teresa Sullivan, left, and Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Laurita Thomas accepted the honor on behalf of VOICES during a ceremony March 12 at The Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn. The award honors companies and practitioners in the field of human resources that implement innovative practices and programs.

WDI Namesake, Bill Davidson, Dies
The William Davidson Institute lost its founder and guiding force Friday with the death of Bill Davidson. He was 86. The Institute was created in 1992 when Guardian Industries Corp., an international manufacturer of glass products, made a major financial commitment over a 20-year period to establish an institute at the business school. Named in honor of Davidson, Guardian Industries' chairman, president and CEO, WDI represented an aggressive and visionary response to global economic transformation.

Program promotes alcohol moderation, safety
In continuing efforts to reduce the harmful consequences of alcohol use and to support non-drinkers the University has joined with local organizations to increase awareness about health and safety during two overlapping events that often prompt excessive alcohol use — St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness.

Children’s eye clinic to benefit from March Madness event
One team will win the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, but all children who visit the Kellogg Eye Center’s Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic are winners in the upcoming March Madness Against Blindness fundraiser.

Sound testing planned at Michigan Stadium
The University will conduct a sound test at Michigan Stadium from approximately 3:30-7 p.m. today. The test, which will involve generating a sound that is much like that of a cannon shot, will occur a limited number of times.

The Michigan Difference

In step with the giant: China
It's February 2008, and School of Public Health Associate Dean for Practice Matthew Boulton is riding a bus on his fifth visit to China in the past year and a half. It's the kind of travel schedule that evolves when you're launching a two-way exchange program on the other side of the world.