Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Move-In Day took on a different meaning Monday as the cast of a prehistoric whale skeleton was wheeled across Central Campus from the Exhibit Museum of Natural History to the Institute for the Humanities, where it will be part of the exhibition, “Past Perfect/Future Tense: Authenticity and Replication.” The exhibition will run Sept. 17 through Oct. 30. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Photo Services)

Rodriguez: Football program complied with rules
In an emotional press conference Monday, head football coach Rich Rodriguez defended the U-M football program against allegations from unnamed news sources about team practice and training schedules. Rodriguez called Sunday’s Detroit Free Press article “misleading.” “What bothered me most was the perception that we did not care as much for our players’ welfare. That is disheartening,” he said.

Energy Fest to feature Google’s ‘green energy czar’
Google’s “green energy czar,” Bill Weihl, will offer an insider’s view of what the company is doing to tackle the climate change problem in his keynote address to the 14th Annual Energy Fest on Sept. 15. The presentation is free to the public. It begins at 4 p.m. in Room 1040 of the Dana Building, 440 Church St.

Fall Move-In to affect traffic patterns this week
The main Fall Move-In period is scheduled to begin today, and several traffic-route and parking facility changes will be in effect for much of this week. Faculty and staff who want to keep up with how the changes may affect their driving and parking routines can find answers at the Fall Move-In Web site.

The Michigan Difference

A life in medicine
Dr. Robert Kelch will retire this month after a U-M career that stretches from his days as a medical student in the mid-1960s to the last six years as executive vice president for medical affairs. There will be a public reception in Kelch’s honor from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the lobby of the Towsley Center. Kelch reflects on his career in the current edition of Medicine at Michigan.