Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, November 1, 2010

Players scramble for the ball in the Fourth Annual James T. Neubacher Tip-off Event, a wheelchair basketball game that is part of U-M's Investing in Abilities Week. Click here for more pictures from Friday's Investing in Abilities Week events. (Photo by Daryl Marshke)

U-M sustainability program moves to office environment
As the university’s sustainability initiative continues momentum across campus, the latest focus is the office environment, where a newly launched program is aimed at “greening” the workplace. The Office of Campus Sustainability last week unveiled the Sustainable Office Program, which will be piloted through Business & Finance.

PHOTOS: Dining staff celebrates Halloween with Extreme Pumpkin carving
Four teams of staff members from Residential Dining Services competed Friday in the annual Extreme Pumpkin carving contest.

This week in the University Record
• Experts to discuss state of the flu
• Staff Spotlight: Curiosity inspires Burman at work, in world
• Research: Mislabeled food items often lead to overeating
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Paying it forward
While studying at Stanford University, Dr. Juanita Merchant took to heart the advice of two role models who urged her to obtain M.D. and Ph.D. degrees if she wanted to succeed as a minority and a woman in academia. Now the H. Marvin Pollard professorship in Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Medical School, Merchant is sharing her experience with the next generation of scientists, mentoring undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. “As a minority myself, I want to help other minorities further their careers,” Merchant says.