Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Zara Ahmed, a joint-degree student in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Public Health, discusses her project at the Second Annual Gramlich Showcase of Student Work. The Ford School event was named for Ned Gramlich, a longtime faculty member and former Federal Reserve Board governor, as a tribute to his belief in and commitment to the value of a public-policy education. (Photo by Scott Soderberg/U-M Photo Services)

U-M: Class disruption by LEO a violation of state labor law
The university considers a teach-in by Lecturers Employee Organization members a “disruption of class” and an impermissible action that violates the collective bargaining agreement and state labor law. The union encouraged its members to devote 10 minutes of each class Tuesday and today to discussing a salary grievance.

UM-Flint, businesses collaborate to improve economy
Community One, a new program offered through UM-Flint’s School of Management (SOM), uses the expertise of students and faculty to provide businesses with the research needed to make important decisions and “help move forward the economic development of the Flint area,” SOM Dean Jack Helmuth says.

UMHS, Science Center work to increase medical research participation
Doctors at the U-M Health System are leading an effort to increase participation in medical and behavioral research studies. The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Michael Fetters and the Detroit Science Center a $100,000 grant that, in part, will utilize an interactive display at the science museum.

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 participating in a study to look at the infant’s control, coordination and the quality of stepping movements.