Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ted Hall, research computer specialist with the 3D Lab in the Digital Media Commons, (left) works with computer science and engineering student Scott Jenks to demonstrate an immersive 3D projection of an automobile interior that has been color-coded with acoustical data, provided by Mojtaba Navvab, associate professor of architecture. The demonstration in the lab’s Virtual Reality CAVE was part of a recent open house at the lab, located in the Duderstadt Center. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)

Two AVPs named in Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
To fill two current vacancies, Margaret Marchak and David Masson have been appointed associate vice president and deputy general counsel in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

Golden Apple winner explains why other people matter
If there’s a message that the 2010 Golden Apple Award winner would like to convey it’s that “other people matter.” Psychology professor Christopher Peterson researches character strengths and how they pertain to the outcomes of happiness, achievement and physical well-being.

Voices of the Staff Seeks New Volunteers
Voices of the Staff is seeking volunteers to help build and sustain connections across all sectors of the university. This is an opportunity to share ideas and define the campus community issues that matter most to staff members. The application deadline is March 31.

The Michigan Difference

Helping hand for laid-off workers
As Michigan’s economy shifts away from manufacturing, thousands of unemployed workers face the challenge of preparing for a new career. Helping them meet their retraining needs is LEARN, a program developed by Lynn Wooten, clinical associate professor of strategy and management and organizations at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. A collaboration among several organizations, LEARN provides university-level e-learning and career rebranding courses.