Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Department of Psychology, LSA, was one of six groups designated as Gold Achievers by Climate Savers Computing Initiative @ U-M through its Green IT Achievement Program. The program recognizes green computing best practices at the unit level. Click on the photo for more information. (Photo by Rick Richter, Department of Psychology)

NCRC Update: New research model, call for proposals announced
Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, executive vice president for medical affairs, today announced a new research model for the North Campus Research Complex and called for proposals by faculty teams to form research clusters on the former Pfizer campus. In an e-mail to the U-M community, Pescovitz also said the NCRC will house research on health services, biointerfaces and imaging.

UM-Flint names new provost
Gerard Voland has accepted the position of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UM-Flint, pending approval by the Board of Regents. He also will hold the title of professor of engineering within the College of Arts and Sciences. Voland currently is dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Graham Institute launches sustainability scholars program for undergraduates
The Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute recently launched — and is accepting applications to — a new Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars Program. Each year, this competitive program will accept 25 high-performing undergraduate students, who will pursue a 10-credit series of interdisciplinary courses focused on sustainability.

The Michigan Difference

Sprinting to the top
Paralympian Jerome Singleton (left), a senior Industrial and Operations Engineering student, recently set a world record in the 60-yard dash. Singleton, whose right leg was amputated below the knee when he was 18 months old, finished with a time of 7.34 seconds at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational track and field meet at Ann Arbor on Jan. 23. He broke the previous record by 0.44 seconds.