Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, November 18, 2010

An international team of researchers, including U-M’s J. Alex Halderman, has been studying security problems in India's electronic voting system, as seen in this video. Halderman, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Hari Prasad, a security researcher in India, will discuss findings of this research during a talk at 4 p.m. today at the Computer Science and Engineering Building, Room 1670. Click here for more information.

BREAKING NEWS: U-M regents extend Coleman’s contract through July 2014
Mary Sue Coleman will serve as president of U-M for an additional two years beyond her current appointment, extending her contract through July 2014. The Board of Regents unanimously approved the extension today. It is effective July 31, 2012, when her second five-year contract was set to expire. Coleman was first appointed in 2002.

A&D lecturer unveils exhibit about life in Hamtramck
A year ago School of Art & Design lecturer Jessica Frelinghuysen moved from the Detroit suburbs to Hamtramck and began documenting her experiences in the town. She collected everything from bakery mitts and the sounds of church bells, to personal stories from city residents. The collection and exhibit “In Your Neighborhood” opens Saturday at Public Pool Gallery in Hamtramck.

Submit holiday closing hours to the University Record
The University Record will compile a list of holiday closings and reduced-service reminders to print in the Dec. 13 issue. Units that wish to be included in the publication must submit information by 5 p.m. Nov. 30. The Record does not publish Nov. 29. Remaining editions of The University Record this year are Nov. 22, and Dec. 6 and 13.

REMINDER: Friday is deadline to enter 1,000 Pitches business idea contest
With more than 2,200 ideas submitted so far, time is running out to enter the 1,000 Pitches business idea contest. Friday is the last day to make a pitch in the competition, which is conducted by MPowered Entrepreneurship.

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.