Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Engineers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have simulated an off-the-charts earthquake in a laboratory to test the strength of their new technique for bracing high-rise buildings.

Faculty town hall meetings to address Pfizer facilities
Two faculty town hall meetings later this month will feature information about the anticipated possible purchase of the Pfizer laboratories, and will seek faculty input on potential use of the facilities.

Emergency financial aid available for U-M-Dearborn students
U-M-Dearborn has set aside a $300,000 special emergency fund to aid students whose families have been negatively impacted by the economy. Campus officials estimate that several hundred current students and students expected to enroll this fall may be eligible for assistance.

Depression conference to focus on treatment, funding
The seventh annual National Depression on Campuses conference will examine how colleges can best support the mental health needs of students. Also, former football coach Lloyd Carr will present an advocacy award during the event, which begins today.

The Michigan Difference

Vote for your favorite UMMA Art Pick
As the U-M Museum of Art gets set to reopen March 28, following a two-year restoration and renovation project, a few friends of the museum are offering their favorites from selected works of art featured in the collection, and the museum invites the community to vote, as well. Former regent and Domino’s Pizza CEO David Brandon compared his pick to the new UMMA, saying it is "beautiful, timeless and will be a source of enjoyment for generations to come."
See Brandon's pick and vote for your favorite.