Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 6, 2009

John Lindner, associate director, Recreational Sports Department, helps select winners in the Record Update’s RU Connected contest, designed to encourage the community to sign up for the new, online daily source of campus news. Currently 3,889 people are subscribed to receive the Record Update. Lindner is joined by Rachel Wood, property manager, Glass House Cafe; and Melanie Pizzulo, assistant facilities manager, Palmer Commons. The three winners are Bonnie Andrews, a smart phone valued up to $300; Lee Warner Brooks, a four-month U-M Recreational Sports membership; and Bill Wrobleski, a $50 gift certificate for The Glass House Café in Palmer Commons. Glass House Café and Recreational Sports donated prizes for the contest. (Photo by Jillian Bogater)

Web site highlights innovation economy
A new Innovation Economy Web site highlights the many U-M initiatives dedicated to transforming Michigan's economy. The site is designed to raise the visibility of economic development activities, and encourage tech transfer and entrepreneurial ventures among faculty.

More wellness assessment sessions available
Due to overwhelming participation from university faculty and staff, and to meet the need for additional capacity, MHealthy has added 2,000 more wellness assessment appointments, available through April 24. Nearly 17,000 faculty and staff already have received or are registered for a free assessment.

Study examines impact of work experiences on leadership skill development
Research from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business sheds light on some commonly held wisdom about how to develop leadership skills on the job. It's an issue that's become increasingly acute in the business world as executives are asked to do more with less.

The Michigan Difference

Faces Behind Researchers:
Stepping out with baby

Dean Beverly Ulrich’s Developmental Neuromotor Control Laboratory is not a place Rebecca Flynn planned to be when she was pregnant with her second son, Charlie. Shortly after Charlie was born with spina bifida, Flynn was contacted about a study to look at the infant’s control, coordination and the quality of stepping movements.