Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Information technology professionals from U-M and other non-profit organizations tour a modular data center container that visited Information and Technology Services headquarters at Arbor Lakes this week. It offered an up-close look at an example of the technology that ITS is investigating for U-M. Click on the photo for more about the data center container. (Photo by Maria Sheler-Edwards, ITS Communications)

Benefits Office provides early answers to health care reform questions
Now that health insurance reform legislation has been signed into law, U-M joins other U.S. employers in anticipating the detailed regulations that will follow. Although there is no immediate impact on health benefits at the university, the Benefits Office has answered some frequently asked questions.

National Academy of Public Administration inducts Barry Rabe
Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy and environmental policy, has been inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Rabe’s research examines state and regional development of policies to reduce greenhouse gases.

Mobile app contest seeking entries from U-M developers
Faculty, staff or students with a creative idea for a mobile-device application have until April 9 to submit it in a contest sponsored by Information and Technology Services, the Office of Technology Transfer, Apple Inc. and the iPhone Developers student group. Submissions will be a video demonstrating the app's creativity, usability and utility.

The Michigan Difference

A journey of faith
UM-Flint alumnus Christopher Paul Curtis has received more than a dozen awards for his novel “Bud, Not Buddy,” about a 10-year-old boy who flees an abusive foster family and sets out on a journey across Michigan. The story was adapted into a stage play that recently finished a two-week run at UM-Flint.