Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, August 30, 2010

A time-lapse photo series captures construction of a tower on South Hall in the Law Quad. The four-story academic building, which is part of a $102 million project to also build a Law School Commons adjacent to existing Law School buildings, is expected to open in January 2012.

LSA paleontologists extract 11,000-year-old specimen at golf course
Dan Fisher, a paleontology professor at LSA, and research associate Scott Beld have spent the summer at Morrison Lake Country Club near Saranac, most recently excavating the tusk of an 11,000-year-old mammoth. Fisher and Beld methodically are excavating the creek area of the course, a few strokes away from the first hole, while golfers play around them.

2010 Human Capital Report on work force trends now available
University Human Resources’ 2010 Human Capital Report provides new information examining the latest faculty and staff population trends by campus and career, as well as current trends in recruitment and retention, termination and retirement rates, and shifting age profiles. The report, now available, also examines the retirement outlook and the related challenges and opportunities facing U-M.

Lives, achievements of women physicians recognized in traveling exhibit
The contributions of women physicians will be recognized in interactive, multimedia exhibit, “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians." The exhibit, presented by U-M’s Office of Medical Student Education, opens today in the Biomedical Science Research Building. U-M also will host a Sept. 7 performance of “A Lady Alone,” a play about the first woman to graduate from medical school.

The Michigan Difference

Through the client’s eyes
The kinds of clients and crises that social workers might encounter in the work world are now part of a new class developed by Richard Tolman, professor of social work, and Scott Weissman, lecturer in social work. Students portray authentic characters that use the diverse services that social workers provide. Tolman and Weissman discuss the ideas behind class starting on Page 8 of Ongoing, the School of Social Work magazine.