Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nichols Arboretum is one of the university's most picturesque and serene locations, and a perfect spot to spend a summer afternoon. Enjoy this video visit to the Arb, produced by the Alumni Association.

U-M seeking volunteers for football night game with Notre Dame
The Division of Student Life, the Athletic Department and the City of Ann Arbor are seeking volunteers to serve as community ambassadors for a football night game between U-M and Notre Dame on Sept. 7. The ambassados provide highly visible volunteers to assist community members and visitors.

Road and sidewalk closures for 2013 Student Move-In
Student Move-In begins Aug. 27, with limited move-in for some residents, and concludes the evening of Aug. 30. The increased traffic this activity brings — along with several area street construction projects — may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems.

Residential College faculty excited about East Quad renovation
Residential College faculty getting their first look at the East Quad renovation project being completed this summer say that, generally, the upgrades will inspire faculty and students and spark collaboration. East Quad is the latest of several residence halls to undergo comprehensive renovation.

Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award nominees being sought
Nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources, the award recognizes individual staff members and teams that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at U-M. The nomination deadline is Sept. 25.

Tool allows users to scan entire Internet in less than 45 minutes
Three U-M computer science researchers have released ZMap, an open-source tool that can scan the entire public IPv4 address space on the Internet in less than 45 minutes. J. Alex Halderman, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Ph.D. candidates Zakir Durumeric and Eric Wustrow hope ZMap will spark a new era of network-based inquiry.

Mikulak takes home U.S. championship in men's gymnastics
Senior Sam Mikulak became the first U-M men's gymnast in program history to capture an all-around United States championship, winning the event at the 2013 P&G U.S. Championships with a two-day score of 181.40 Sunday at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

Image-processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract
Wei Lu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is leading a project to build alternative computer hardware that could process images and video 1,000 times faster with 10,000 times less power than today's systems — all without sacrificing accuracy. Lu was awarded up to $5.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Reducing computer viruses in health networks
Associate Professor Kevin Fu and Research Associate Professor Michael Bailey, both in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, are part of a national team that will work to improve the cybersecurity of the nation's health systems. The five-year project has received $10 million from the National Science Foundation.

The Michigan Difference

The end of 'hours'
For more than a century, the university was every student’s mother and father. By law and by custom, the school operated in loco parentis — “in place of parents” — a regime that told students what to wear for dinner, when to be home at night, and where, when and for how long they might receive guests. With winks here and nods there, the system creaked along from one student generation to the next. Then, around Christmas 1967, everything changed.