Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Former Athletic Director Bill Martin expresses his surprise at the announcement by Athletic Director David Brandon, left, that the upper concourse on the east side of the renovated Michigan Stadium will be named in Martin's honor. Also shown are President Mary Sue Coleman and Martin’s wife, Sally, right. The announcement was made Friday during a donor reception for the renovated stadium, which was the centerpiece of Martin's decade-long tenure as athletic director. Click here for a story about the move to honor Martin. (Photo by Martin Vloet, Photo Services)

LSA theme semester asks 'What Makes Life Worth Living?'
This fall the LSA theme semester “What Makes Life Worth Living?” will invite students and community members to explore that question and the answers that have been offered over the centuries and from around the globe. The semester will offer courses, lectures, films and activities for U-M students to connect with the theme.

William Schultz joins Ginsberg Center as faculty director
William Schultz has joined the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning as faculty director. Schultz, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, has been heavily involved in promoting service learning at the College of Engineering and across U-M.

UM-Flint welcomes large group of new faculty
UM-Flint is expanding its faculty to meet the demands of what is expected to be a fourth consecutive year of record enrollment this fall. The university has welcomed 26 new faculty members, more than half of them in new positions needed because of the continued growth.

The Michigan Difference

Sandblasted for science
A team of atmospheric science students working with Nilton Renno, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, spent much of the summer chasing dust devils in Africa and the western United States. It’s part of a five-year project that could help scientists develop more precise climate change models.