Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, October 21, 2011

When the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital opens later this fall, patients and families will find an interactive, athletics-themed playroom. Click the image for a virtual tour of the nine zones that make up the play space, and click here to read more about it.

BREAKING NEWS: Tentative agreement reached with nurses
The university and the U-M Professional Nurses Council/Michigan Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

New agreement provides for electronic patient information exchange
Doctors at affiliated institutions across Michigan and northern Ohio soon will be able to securely share patient information electronically, preventing medical errors and avoiding test duplication. A new agreement between the U-M Health System and Great Lakes Health Information Exchange will make it possible to securely exchange health information with UMHS-affiliated medical practices.

U-M Solar Car Team places third in the world
Through a smoldering brush fire, past wind-shearing road trains, across the Australian continent, U-M’s Quantum was the first American car to finish the World Solar Challenge on Thursday. The Solar Car Team placed third overall in the international competition.

Grad students to serve on nonprofit boards through Board Fellowship Program
Selected U-M graduate students convened with executive directors, board members, and other leaders of nonprofit organizations Thursday for the launch of the Nonprofit and Public Management Center's Board Fellowship Program. Board Fellows are placed on nonprofit governing boards for the academic year, where they participate as non-voting board members and lead high-level strategic projects.

The Michigan Difference

A fresh look at the atom
Georg Raithel, professor of physics, LSA, and a team of researchers have come up with an atom-imaging technique that allows for the detection of the elusive and highly excited individual Rydberg atom. The team’s technique has allowed them to provide the first images and measurements of the unique interaction that happens between these atoms.