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News for Faculty and Staff

May 6, 2015

Safe travel computing

Whether you are planning a vacation, a research or other professional trip, or just some local day trips this summer, you will likely take your laptop or a mobile device with you. This video offers some tips to safeguard your data —and the university's.

UM-Flint commencement

UM-Flint's spring commencement saw 748 graduates participate during two ceremonies Sunday at Perani Arena and Events Center. View more photos of the morning ceremony and afternoon ceremony, and read about the individual paths some of the students took to graduation. (Photo by Bob Mabbitt, UM-Flint)

Congratulations Class of 2015

As U-M graduates made the transition from students to alumni Saturday, the Alumni Association welcomed them with this video — shown prior to the commencement ceremony at Michigan Stadium — of alumni from across the nation offering their Wolverine wisdom and congratulations.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"When an 18-year-old new employee knows all of the key metrics of the business as well as the CEO, you can expect an extraordinarily energized workplace and better results."

Wayne Baker, Robert P.Thome Professor of Management and Organizations, on open-book finance.

Old School

Classical music legend

Pianist Arthur Rubinstein is pictured backstage with University Musical Society President Gail Rector, on the occasion of one of his UMS performances in the 1950s or '60s at Hill Auditorium.

Michigan in the News

Timothy Chupp, professor of physics and biomedical engineering, was quoted in a story about "exit velocity" — the speed of a baseball as it leaves the bat — an increasingly popular way to measure a hitter's performance.

The New York Times

"When examining the tensions that erupted in Baltimore in the last two weeks, the consequences of losing homes should not be minimized as a factor in the sense of outrage and injustice," said Martha Jones, associate professor of history and Afromamerican and African studies.

The Conversation

An article about the concentration of fast food restaurants and its impact on health featured comments by Dr. Lewis Morgenstern, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine and epidemiology, and Daniel Kruger, research assistant professor of health behavior and health education.

Detroit Free Press

Percy Bates, professor of education, was quoted in an article about a unique mentorship program in several Detroit schools in which high-achieving middle school students help elementary students boost their reading skills.

The Detroit News

"In other parts of the world, especially emerging countries, banks are more aggressively marketing their mobile banking services," said M.S. Krishnan, professor of technology and operations and associate dean of global initiatives at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

NBC News

Research by Sara Adar, assistant professor of epidemiology, suggests that reducing diesel air pollution from school buses could lead to 14 million fewer student absences each year in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report