Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, March 27, 2009

Students check out a statue during a sneak-peek reception of the renovated U-M Museum of Art. UMMA’s doors officially open 6 p.m. Saturday with a 24-hour community open house. (Photo by Scott Soderberg)

Fire at West Quad ruled arson; reward offered
A small fire that occurred early Thursday in a room in the lower level of West Quad has been ruled arson by the Department of Public Safety. The university has offered a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the successful arrest and prosecution of the person or persons involved in the arson, DPS officials say.

Statement on alleged morphine diversion
The U-M Health System offers a response to media reports about an alleged diversion of morphine from a patient.

Coleman: U-M playing role in revitalizing state’s economy
President Mary Sue Coleman cited the anticipated possible purchase of the Pfizer laboratories and recent stem cell initiatives as examples of the U-M’s commitment to rebuilding Michigan's economy. She spoke Thursday at the annual U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

New, secure Wi-Fi connection keeps data safe
MWireless, which provides a secure wireless connection to the Internet, now is available to students, faculty and staff at many campus locations. All information sent from a laptop or Wi-Fi enabled mobile device is fully encrypted using the connection.

The Michigan Difference

Vote for your favorite UMMA Art Pick
As the U-M Museum of Art gets set to reopen March 28, 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. Find out what piece former Detroit Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell says reminds him of his wife, Lulu, who he describes as “a wonderful gardener.”
Then vote for your favorite.