Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Three U-M faculty members recently visited India to prepare for President Mary Sue Coleman's trip in the fall. From left are: Parminder Sehgal, a professor at Delhi University, and Ruma Banerjee, professor of biological chemistry; Mark Tessler, vice provost for international affairs; and Will Glover, associate professor of history and architecture. Read more about their trip. (Photo courtesy of Will Glover)

IT rationalization continues with upgrades and call for feedback
The rollout last spring and summer of Google mail, calendar and related computing tools to most of the campus will be followed in the coming months by MiWorkspace to boost computer support and collaboration. The new service was one of the IT changes that was discussed Monday during a campuswide town hall meeting — "IT Matters to You" — led by Laura Patterson, chief information officer and associate vice president for ITS.

Senate Assembly elects three to fill seats on SACUA
The Senate Assembly on Monday elected faculty members from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, LSA and the College of Engineering to three-year terms on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs. Anne Mondro, Laura Olsen and Robert Ziff will join the nine-member executive arm of the faculty governance system on May 1.

UM-Dearborn celebrates diversity during annual Cultural Expo
Twenty-seven student and community organizations participated in UM-Dearborn's Cultural Expo last week. The event, formerly known as Global Fest, is an annual university tradition that uses food, music and entertainment to celebrate cultural diversity on campus.

The Michigan Difference

The long note
The Michigan traditions of a high-stepping marching band, pep bands, colorful halftime shows, Band-O-Rama and symphony tours all have their roots in William D. Revelli. He transformed the Michigan Marching Band, and his unyielding drive for perfection changed conducting, performing and music education across the country. At the core of it all was his credo: “We do not teach music. Rather, we teach people through music.” (For the next few months, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.)