Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 5, 2009

John Faulkner, left, talks with former U-M football coach Lloyd Carr and President Mary Sue Coleman at a surprise luncheon Thursday honoring his 49 years at U-M. Faulkner, the longest-serving active faculty member of the Medical School, was celebrated by friends and colleagues from the university and the American Physiological Society (APS). He was given a Lifetime Service Award from the university and a proclamation by the APS honoring his work. Faulkner is a professor of physiology and biomedical engineering, and is a senior research scientist for the Institute of Gerontology. (Photo by Martin Vloet, Photo Services)

U-M brings together stem cell researchers from four universities
Stem cell researchers from U-M and three other Michigan universities met with industry representatives at the Biomedical Sciences Research Building on Thursday in the opening round of a collaborative attempt to speed promising laboratory discoveries down the path toward therapies for patients.

Michiganensian hangs on to tradition, popularity
In an era when more and more publications are moving to online-only editions, U-M’s yearbook, the Michiganensian, remains relatively popular. Those who oversee the yearbook are confident the market will continue for a hardbound book of memories that students and alumni can hold in their hands.

Faculty and staff can manage SRA or 457(b) contributions online
Effective immediately faculty and staff may change their payroll contributions to Supplemental Retirement Accounts (SRA) and/or 457(b) deferred compensation plans using Self Service > Benefits on Wolverine Access anytime during the year. The new service eliminates the need to complete and submit paper forms.

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.