Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, March 22, 2013

Graduate students from 10 schools across campus participated in the Nonprofit and Public Management Center's Social Impact Challenge to develop recommendations for an effective growth strategy for the national nonprofit Education Pioneers. Focus Education members Nellie Tsai, Lauren Sheram, Vinita Vishwanarayan and Stefana Vutova won the $2,500 top prize. Pictured, from left, are: Rishi Moudgil, managing director of the Nonprofit and Public Management Center; team members Vutova, Vishwanarayan and Sheram; and Scott Morgan, CEO and founder of Education Pioneers. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Cardiovascular Center named in honor of Samuel and Jean Frankel
The U-M Cardiovascular Center will be named in honor of the late Samuel and Jean Frankel, whose foundation provided early support of the center's innovative model for caring for people with cardiovascular disease. The Board of Regents approved the naming Thursday.

Laurie McCauley appointed School of Dentistry dean
Dr. Laurie K. McCauley, a highly regarded scholar with faculty appointments in the dental and medical schools, and whose research focuses on hormonal controls of bone, has been appointed dean of the School of Dentistry. Her five-year appointment, effective Sept. 1, was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. The regents also appointed:
Dr. Alfred Franzblau, associate dean for research in the School of Public Health, as vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs.
James Paul Holloway, associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Engineering, as vice provost for global and engaged education.

Medical learning space to get $55 million upgrade
Medical School students and those in other health disciplines soon will have a state-of-the-art learning environment after the Board of Regents on Thursday approved a $55 million project to transform the Taubman Health Sciences Library building into a medical education hub.
• The Board of Regents approved the schematic site plans and budget for the new Donald R. Shepherd Softball Center.
In other action, regents voted to increase the number of collegiate professorships, and took action on several other projects.

Pollack outlines the affordability challenge in higher education
To preserve former President James B. Angell’s commitment to provide “an uncommon education for the common man,” U-M must maintain its focus on aggressive cost control, find new sources of revenue and continue to make student financial aid a priority. That was the message Vice Provost Martha Pollack delivered to regents Thursday with a presentation on the affordability and value of a U-M education.

Jenson sentenced to three years in prison in pornography case
Dr. Stephen Jenson, former pediatric resident at the U-M Health System who pleaded guilty last fall to one count of possession of child pornography, was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison.

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.)