Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Graduates sing "The Victors" during Winter Commencement festivities at Crisler Center. Click on the photo for more images from ceremonies at Ann Arbor and UM-Dearborn. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

Graduates urged to be 'curious and adaptable and persistent'
As they face the uncertainties of a world after college, graduates at Winter Commencement were advised to remember they may not have learned all the answers, "but the incredible education you have received at Michigan has certainly equipped you to understand the questions." In his commencement address Sunday, Dr. Raynard S. Kington told members of the class of 2012  that they must be "curious and adaptable and persistent" in their quest for answers to life's questions.
Speaker challenges UM-Dearborn graduates to pursue their passions and strive for success.

UMHS implements flu season protection rules; vaccines still available
The U-M Health System's Infection Control and Epidemiology Department has declared that influenza has become widespread in our area. According to university health officials, there is still time to be vaccinated against the flu. UMHS again has joined health care institutions throughout the country in requiring its employees to receive the flu vaccination or wear a protective mask during flu season.

University holiday season closings, hours
A variety of campus facilities and services will be following seasonal closings or special hours during the holiday break. Those units that have submitted special hours or procedures can be found in the current edition of The University Record.

Record Update to go on hiatus over holiday break
This is the last issue of the Record Update for 2012. Major items of interest to faculty and staff that occur over the holiday break may be posted to the Record Update website. Regular daily issues of the Record Update will return Jan. 3.

The Michigan Difference

A conservator gives back
Cathleen Baker, a conservation librarian at the U-M Library, has established a new fellowship that gives students, practicing conservators, and researchers the opportunity to actively conserve materials from the library’s extensive collection. The first fellows in the program — Lauren Calcote and Aisha Wahab — currently are working at the library. “Conservators, whether they are associated with institutions or in private practice, are not usually in a financial position to leave their work temporarily to pursue a short-term project that will benefit the profession and our cultural heritage,” Baker says.