Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 25, 2011

Samuel Livingston on the marimba and Rachel Blumenthal on the flute perform as part of the Millennium Stage Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. They were among several students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance that performed Wednesday. Click on the photo to access an archived video of the concert. (Photo by Christopher Bulbulia, Kennedy Center)

MHealthy accepting Ergonomic Hero nominations March 1
Beginning March 1, MHealthy will begin accepting nominations for its fifth annual MHealthy Ergonomic Hero Awards. In addition to the department-level awards, this year's program has expanded to include individual awards for faculty and staff.

Three call for better training in health care systems and policy
Two U-M physicians and a graduate of the Medical School say it's critical that medical schools educate their students and residents in how health care systems function, especially with the implementation of national health care reforms. In an article published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, they call for a national curriculum in health policy for medical students and residents.

Charles Brooks listed as one of decade's top chemists
Charles Brooks III, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Chemistry, professor of chemistry and professor of biophysics, has been recognized in Thomson Reuters' Science Watch as one of the “Top 100 Chemists, 2000-2010.”

Hutchins, Carr, Meyer chosen for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Three individuals with U-M ties will be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame later this year. Head softball coach Carol Hutchins, former head football coach Lloyd Carr and former cross country and track athlete Greg Meyer will be honored at the hall of fame's induction event in September.

REMINDER: Deadline approaching for sustainability student challenge
The deadline is just more than a week away for graduate students or student teams that want a chance at $10,000 by entering the "Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge."

CRIME ALERT: Unarmed robbery
 About 10:15 p.m. Thursday, near Towsley Child Care Center, 722 South Forest, between Willard and Hill streets.

Record Update to suspend regular publication during break
This will be the last regular edition of the Record Update until March 7. Major developments that occur over the break may be posted to the Update website, but e-mail versions will not be sent. The University Record will not publish Feb. 28, but will resume weekly publication March 7.

The Michigan Difference

Crash testing social entrepreneurship
As more and more cars are made available in developing countries, it is likely that lack of available child restraints could lead to a higher infant mortality rate. Rachel Strauss and Megan Bland, two biomedical engineering seniors who will graduate from the College of Engineering in April, have dedicated themselves to creating a solution. They’re building a simpler, more affordable children’s car seat.