Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dr. Arnold Monto addresses a symposium of influenza experts from around the country. The School of Public Health hosted the event Friday. Monto is an internationally known expert on the flu and works extensively with national and international organizations on influenza issues. Read more about the symposium in this week’s edition of the University Record, available on racks across campus. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

Great American Smokeout events support smoke-free campus
As the university prepares to go smoke-free in July 2011, the 35th annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday will challenge people to quit tobacco for at least 24 hours. MHealthy is planning Prepare to Quit Events on all U-M campuses.

NCRC executive director updates community about facility’s progress
In the North Campus Research Facility’s annual report, Executive Director David Canter outlines the current status and future of the facility. The NCRC’s strategy for growth involves parallel paths — a series of faculty-based occupancy and growth projects, engaging with private companies, and pursuing public-private partnerships with corporations and the government.

This week in the University Record
• Paper-mounted collections still mainstay of University Herbarium
• Staff Spotlight: Graduate student coordinator shares love of horses
• Research: Door-to-balloon time drops for heart attack patients
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Crossing cultures
In the summer of 2010, a group of 14 undergraduates and four graduate students led by Joe Trumpey, associate professor of art and natural resources, visited Madagascar for a course called EcoExplorers. During the trip, Stephanie Starch worked with Chris Parker to design a human-powered treadle water pump for the small village of Ranobe.