Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Voters line up to cast their ballots in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union, one of several voting locations on campus. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

Bernstein, Diggs elected to Board of Regents; McCormack wins high court spot
Democrats Mark Bernstein and Shauna Ryder Diggs have been elected to fill two eight-year terms on the Board of Regents. According to unofficial figures Wednesday, Bernstein received 2,240,375 votes and Diggs received 1,984,941. Meanwhile, law professor Bridget Mary McCormack was elected to an eight-year term on the Michigan Supreme Court.

MCubed's initial weeklong 'cube phase' starts next Monday
Beginning Monday, researchers can finalize their collaborative teams and request funding through the MCubed initiative, which gives $60,000 to new interdisciplinary pilot projects with no traditional review. The initial phase will provide funding to 50 "cubes," as the teams of three faculty members are called.

MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE: Gaming for the greater good
A tour of a special needs classroom and a meeting with a hospital IT executive prompted David Chesney, a lecturer IV in electrical engineering and computer science, to refocus two of his classes. Now, freshmen and seniors at the College of Engineering are developing video games that could benefit children with autism.

The Michigan Difference

Couponing for a cause
Karen Holland remembers what it was like to struggle to make ends meet. With only $20 to spare, she’d plan her weekly grocery shopping carefully. Scour the sales circulars; clip the coupons; repeat. While it’s no longer necessary for Holland to stock up on coupons, she hasn’t given up the habit. Now, though, the special events coordinator within the Office of the Chancellor at UM-Dearborn is couponing for a cause as she supports the new Student Food Pantry.