Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Michael Dobbs of Communications Studies and Traci DeBoer of Information Technology Services share a conversation during the New Faculty Orientation luncheon. The orientation, sponsored Wednesday by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, was an opportunity for new faculty to be introduced to the university. It also included interactive sessions in which faculty members shared experiences and strategized about good teaching. (Photo by Scott Galvin, Photo Services)

Task force issues recommendations for cloud computing
A U-M task force is recommending ways to address privacy and data security issues associated with the growing trend toward “cloud computing” — applications and services provided over the Internet instead of internally or on individual computers.

Transit improvements coming to Central Campus this fall
An expanded Central Campus bus loading area that will accommodate more buses and improve pedestrian safety will become operational this week. The improvements included in the Central Campus Transit Center along North University Avenue were designed to meet the growing needs for public transportation in the Central Campus area. U-M and Ann Arbor Transportation Authority vehicles will use the facility.

U-M dedicates Center for Korean Studies to Elder Sang-yong Nam and family
President Mary Sue Coleman and LSA Dean Terrence J. McDonald honored Elder Sang-Yong Nam, his wife, Moon-Sook Nam, and their family this week at the dedication and naming of the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the International Institute. Elder Nam, a U-M alumnus, is president and CEO of Nam Building Management Co. in Ann Arbor, and is the largest benefactor of the center.

Michigan announces 2011 and 2012 conference football schedules
The Big Ten Conference has announced the football division alignments and conference schedules for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. U-M will compete in a division that features Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern. The Wolverines' game against Ohio State will continue as a cross-divisional rivalry played as the final contest of the regular season.

UPDATED CRIME ALERT: Indecent exposure
Suspect arrested in April 15 incident at Central Campus Recreation Building.

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.