Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 14, 2010

The digital age means a new era for the monograph, printed editions of scholarly works that have been the stock and trade of university presses. In this video, Paul Courant, university librarian and dean of libraries, discusses how the online revolution is changing the world of scholarly publications.

Michigan iPhone app offers access to range of campus information
A new iPhone app named Michigan, developed by Information and Technology Services, will let users search the U-M directory, navigate campus, access the Magic Bus system and even check out what’s being served in the dining halls. It is part of an effort to encourage and support mobile computing needs at U-M.

Berenson signs extension to lead U-M ice hockey through 2012-13
Ice hockey head coach Gordon "Red" Berenson has accepted a three-year contract offer from Athletic Director Dave Brandon to direct the U-M program through the 2012-13 season. Berenson, who played for Michigan from 1960-62, has been the head coach at his alma mater for the past 26 seasons.

Election for non-union staff member on DPS Oversight Committee under way
Non-union staff member elections for the Department of Public Safety Oversight Committee are being conducted online through 4 p.m. on June 25. The committee considers grievances against police officers or the Department of Public Safety.

The Michigan Difference

Dental outreach to Kenya
Building on the Kenya Smiles initiative that launched in 2008, five School of Dentistry students went to the University of Nairobi earlier this year to provide oral health care and education. They examined hundreds of children and adolescents, and offered dental services in Kenyan villages.