Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 7, 2011

This is the final installment in a series of videos titled “Focus on the Faculty” on U-M’s YouTube channel. Each video profiles an Arthur F. Thurnau professor, showcasing his or her unique talents and research, and showing prospective students the kind of personalized instruction they will receive from leading faculty. This installment focuses on Freda Herseth, associate professor of voice.

Faculty teams sought for ADVANCE STEP program
The U-M ADVANCE Program, with support from the Provost’s Office, is calling for proposals for the fourth annual Strategies Toward Excellent Practices in Departments workshop. Proposals are due Friday for the workshop, which will offer a small number of faculty teams the chance to hear about organizational dynamics and change, work through ideas for how to effect positive change in their work environments, and complete a plan for their units.

U-M entrepreneurs meet Gov. Snyder, discuss state’s future
Five U-M students and graduates were among 18 invited to a lunch with Gov. Rick Snyder because of their commitment to making Michigan a vibrant place to work and for their dedication to innovation, entrepreneurship and community service.

Herzog first law professor to earn student-organized Golden Apple
Students at U-M have selected a law professor to receive the student body’s coveted Golden Apple for the first time in the award’s 20-year history. Don Herzog, the Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law, will deliver his “Ideal Last Lecture” March 14 at Rackham Auditorium.

Coleman commits to shared sacrifice, highlights U-M fiscal discipline
President Mary Sue Coleman told state legislators last week that U-M is ready to answer the call for shared sacrifice and highlighted budget cuts that preserve the institution’s academic excellence as well as access to a U-M education.

MHealthy accepting Ergonomic Hero nominations
MHealthy is 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.

This week in the University Record
• Growing ROTC programs prepare officers for military service
• Spotlight: The art of cooking, graphic design and painting inspire U-N operations analyst
• Research: Silk moth's antenna inspires new nanotech tool
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Leaders of a growing India
With a population of one billion and counting, 21st-century India represents one of the most dynamic economic opportunities the world has ever seen. Many of its business leaders are alumni of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, opening new channels of development in every sector of Indian society, from information technology to consumer products. Several are profiled in Dividend, the Ross School's alumni magazine.