Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Michigan Engineering students, faculty and alumni are turning dreams into solutions by leveraging a global community to make an impact on the world. This video by the College of Engineering honors Michigan “victors valiant” both past and present for their efforts to make a difference.

BREAKING NEWS: Broadcaster and alumnus Mike Wallace dies at age 93
Radio and television journalist and U-M alumnus Mike Wallace died on Saturday, April 7. He was 93 years old. Wallace's stature as a broadcast journalism icon was rooted in his over 40-year tenure with the CBS News program "60 Minutes." An enthusiastic and generous supporter of the university, he was a leading contributor to the Knight-Wallace Fellows, a U-M program for mid-career journalists from the United States and abroad.

Conforth urges audience to ‘heed the call’ in Golden Apple 'last lecture'
Bruce Conforth, a lecturer II in American studies, LSA, on April 4 accepted the 22nd Annual Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching, the only student-selected teaching award on campus. As part of the honor Conforth delivered a "last lecture" that he called "Heeding the Call," in which he told audience members it's “possible to do what you need to do to pay the bills without giving up on your passion.”

University moves forward with consultants on campus security
The Board of Regents has selected a top-ranked international law firm to conduct an external review of the situation involving a former pediatric resident who is charged with possession of child pornography. The regents have retained the services of Latham & Watkins for the external review, specified in a unanimously approved Feb. 16 resolution. The firm was recommended by President Mary Sue Coleman and Board of Regents Chair Denise Ilitch.

Residential Computing celebrates 25 years of innovation
Between today’s constant bustle of checking e-mail on smartphones, watching videos on tablets and doing research on laptops, it’s difficult to imagine a time when students didn’t have computing support in the residence halls to help them in their academic endeavors. The 25th anniversary of Residential Computing provides an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of the unit and to imagine what the next 25 years of technological advances will mean for students.

Outdoor warning siren testing scheduled
The Washtenaw County outdoor warning test is scheduled for noon Saturday and the Ann Arbor city test is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The Michigan Difference

Better devices, better outcomes
Jim Geiger, professor of surgery and executive director of the Medical Innovation Center, is leading a team of researchers to develop better pediatric surgical devices. Geiger’s aim is to promote the development and commercialization of many new medical technologies across all fields of health care, and to aid health care innovators in making their products a reality.