Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Peregrine falcons have nested atop a building near UM-Flint, and Department of Natural Resources workers are watching their every move, a new video shows. Sightings of the endangered species prompted researchers to examine the birds to determine where they came from and to follow their efforts to procreate. (Photo courtesy Department of Natural Resources)

Library offers employees retirement incentive
Employees eligible to retire from the U-M Library have been offered the incentive of nine-months’ salary if they retire by Aug. 31. The offer does not include senior managers and it is limited to the library. Participants have until July 15 to decide if they’ll accept the offer.

Elections for DPS Oversight Committee under way
Most unionized staff members at the Ann Arbor campus and U-M Health Service may vote in the current elections to fill an expiring term on the Department of Public Safety Oversight Committee. Online voting is available through 4 p.m. June 15.

PODCAST: Adult parents and their kids
New research shows it's common for children and their parents to annoy each other even after they’ve all reached adulthood. Kira Birditt, lead author of the study, discusses some of the common sources of irritation, and how parents and adult offspring cope.

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.