Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This bronze eagle created by Marshall Fredericks graces Champions Plaza at the southwest entrance to Michigan Stadium. It was a gift of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics as a memorial to men and women from U-M who gave their lives for their country. The Record Update periodically will highlight pieces of public art at U-M. Click the photo for more information about the piece, and click here to browse an online collection of public artworks.

Unit at new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital to be named for former coach Lloyd Carr
The pediatric cancer unit of the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital will be named for former football coach Lloyd Carr. The naming is part of a $3 million gift to the hospital by longtime athletics donor Al Glick. It was announced at a weekend fundraiser at which Carr also learned that former players and coaches had raised $750,000 for Mott through a newly created fund called the Coach Carr Mountaintop Fund.

REMINDER: Neubacher Award nomination deadline coming up
Nominations are due May 31 for the James T. Neubacher Award recognizing a faculty or staff member, student, alumna or alumnus for significant achievements in promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities, advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities, or removing barriers to full participation in programs and services for people with disabilities.

PODCAST: The way we talk sways our listeners
Jose Benki, a research investigator at the Institute for Social Research, talks about how various speech characteristics influence people's decisions to participate in telephone surveys. The findings have implications for other situations, from closing sales to swaying voters and getting stubborn spouses to see things your way.

The Michigan Difference

Blogging around China
The U-M Symphony Band is in the second week of its historic China tour. Many of the participants are chronicling their trip on blogs, with selected entries compiled on a special page created by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.