Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ombudsman Robert Holmes and his wife, Sara, take a break during a 340-mile bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. The couple asked friends to sponsor their ride last week, with donations going to Ozone House, a youth homeless shelter in Ann Arbor, and to the Silver Club, an adult day-care center for people with memory loss that is part of the Turner Resource Center at U-M. (Photo courtesy of Robert Holmes)

Connected Vehicle Proving Center moves to UM-Dearborn
The Connected Vehicle Proving Center, which seeks to advance and attract industries that help develop safer, more efficient vehicles and roads, is moving to UM-Dearborn. The state-launched, independent center plans to have an open house later this month.

Bass elected to the National Academy of Education
Hyman Bass, Roger Lyndon Collegiate Professor of Mathematics Education at the School of Education and professor of mathematics at LSA, is one of 10 education leaders elected to the National Academy of Education this year. He and the others were honored for their pioneering efforts in educational research and policy development.

New micro-beam laser vaporizes lines, sun spots, doctors say
A new, non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment uses a laser to zap away wrinkles, sun spots and acne scars. Also, patients who undergo the treatment can expect a more even skin tone, as well as results that last years, not weeks or months, U-M doctors say.

The Michigan Difference

Giving back
Two Michigan engineering students have made a lasting impact on the university through philanthropy. After receiving a $50,000 gift from his parents, Inder Dhillon, right, created the Dhillon-Randhawa Family Educational Scholarship Fund at the College of Engineering. And after engineering graduate Jessica Lea Zembala died in 2003, her mother started the Jessica Lea Zembala Memorial Scholarship Fund in her memory.