New Faculty Orientation set for Aug. 27

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching present a New Faculty Orientation from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Michigan League. The program will include remarks by President Mark Schlissel. There will be information about support for faculty research and teaching, and interactive sessions in which faculty can share experiences and strategize about good teaching. At an Information Fair, representatives from key university offices provide materials and answer questions. For more information, contact Carolyn Parker at, call 734-763-0159, or go to

University of Michigan wins facilities management award

The Association of Physical Plant Administrators’ 2014 Award for Excellence in Facilities Management was recently presented to the University of Michigan. The award highlights the essential role of facilities operations in the overall institutional mission and vision and is designed to recognize and advance excellence in the field of educational facilities. Nominated institutions also submit to a site review conducted by an awards evaluation team.

Yellow AVI parking changes on Medical Campus planned

To expand patient/visitor parking capacity on the Medical Campus, effective Aug. 18 the Yellow AVI will no longer provide access to Taubman South P3 or P5 on Monday through Thursday nights. Instead, it will be programmed to access the new Wall Street Parking Structure across from the Kellogg Eye Center. On weekends from 5:45 p.m. Friday-9 a.m. Monday, those who hold Yellow AVI’s will still be able to park in Taubman South P3, P4 and P5. As with all parking structures, Parking and Transportation Services ensures safety through regular security circulation, with special attention to shift change periods. For more information, go to or email

Volunteers sought for Artscapade

Faculty and staff are invited to volunteer to be part of the most art-filled Welcome Week party on campus, Artscapade. It is from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 29 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Organizers seek to present a fun evening of live performances, music, art projects and prizes. Volunteers each get a free Artscapade T-shirt. To sign up, go to Email questions to