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Week of December 13, 2010

In Brief

OVPR award nominations sought

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for two awards: the Distinguished Research Administrator Award, and the OVPR Exceptional Service Award. The nomination deadline is Jan. 21. Awardees receive an honorarium of $1,250 and a plaque, to be presented at a reception May 4. Find nomination details, past winners and other information at Direct questions to Jane Ritter, 734-763-1290, or

MWireless users update alert

Information and Technology Services will update the security certificate for MWireless Dec. 29. Users of MWireless should update their wireless device to recognize the new certificate on or after that date. To learn more, go to This change does not affect U-M Wireless (the “guest” wireless network), nor the medical campus wireless service available at the Medical School and U-M Hospitals & Health Centers. For a map of the different wireless services across campus, go to

Work/Life Resource Center milestone celebrated

The U-M Work/Life Resource Center (WLRC) is marking more than 20 years of promoting work/life balance at Michigan. Established in 1990 as the Family Care Resources Program, WLRC meets its mission of helping the university provide an environment supportive of, and sensitive to, the healthy balance between work life and family/personal life through services and information. More information is at

Sales benefit Cardiovascular Center

Holiday season sale proceeds of Bo Schembechler’s book “Heart Of A Champion,” “A Celebration of Bo’s Life” DVD and a limited edition bronze replica of the Cardiovascular Center heart sculpture titled “My Heart Is In Your Hand” will benefit the center. The gifts are available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in the CVC Mardigian Wellness Resource Center on Level 2 next to the Atrium Garden.



Barrie Vorobiev, registrar, School of Dentistry, on her second time living in Russia: “This was when I could truly see the disparity between the rich and the poor.”


Jazz Series concert with Afro-Cuban jazz quartet Nuevo Rumbon, featuring musicians planted in the contemporary Cuban tradition, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, U-M Museum of Art.

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