Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sound researchers use an "acoustic camera" to measure the impact of crowd noise inside Michigan Stadium, taking into consideration the addition of the stadium's premium seating. The tests were conducted Saturday during halftime of the Michigan-Wisconsin football game. Conducting the tests are Mojtaba Navvab, associate professor of architecture (in blue cap at right), along with Dennis Sulisz of Sage Technologies in Detroit (kneeling), and Ralf Schröder (left) and Gunnar Heilman of gfai tech GmbH, a German company participating in the project. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

U-M leadership key to landing federal medical home pilot project
Efforts by U-M and its partners were key to the state of Michigan's selection as one of eight federal demonstration projects intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care, strengthen the patient and primary care physician relationship, and reduce health care costs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  announced last week that it had selected Michigan to participate in the demonstration project.

REMINDER: Mobile app contest entry deadline is Nov. 30
U-M faculty, staff and students with a creative idea for a mobile app have until Nov. 30 to compete for prizes by entering their ideas in a contest for the U-M community. Submissions must be in the form of a three-minute demonstration video and are to be submitted with a completed application form.

Faculty evaluation of administrators gets under way
The U-M Faculty Senate is conducting its annual online evaluation of university administrators. The 2010 evaluation tool has been redesigned and is available to all voting members of the Faculty Senate, clinical faculty in the School of Dentistry and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.

This week in the University Record
• Faculty find storytelling helps students learn
• Staff Spotlight: Events coordinator knits her way around town
• World economist to talk on U.S. recovery
Find these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Athlete-philanthropist
Zachary Ciullo is a big man with a big heart. The 6-foot-1-inch, 270-pound Wolverine left guard may intimidate football opponents, but off the field he’s more about helping than hitting. A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and Student-Athletes Leading Social Change, Ciullo has aided charities through Mock Rock, helped build a school in Kenya and was co-captain of the football team’s Relay for Life team. Football, he says, has “opened a lot of doors for philanthropy.”