Staff Impact Awards
The Staff Impact Awards celebrates those who champion volunteerism and service within the university — going above and beyond by taking on additional challenges. This video explains new developments in the awards that honor staff who are wall-breakers and bridge-builders — people who find ways to collaborate across units and find solutions to make the workplace better for us all.
Finding their voice
After a stroke left Theron Coleman with difficulty speaking, the Lake Leelanau cherry farmer turned to the U-M Aphasia Program for help. The program celebrated its 80th anniversary last year and helps clients from ages 18 to 80. In this video, Carol Persad, director of the University Center for Language and Literacy, and Kaitlyn Moses, a senior speech language pathologist with the program, explain how the treatments help clients like Coleman and others from all over the world.
High class glass
When all that stands between researchers and their discoveries is a piece of lab glassware, resident glassblower Roy Wentz often steps in to help. Wentz runs the glassblowing shop in LSA’s Department of Chemistry. In this video, he discusses how he designs custom glass equipment for graduate students and faculty researchers, repairs broken items, and perfects production of the high-demand pieces that researchers need.
Michigan has roughly 80,000 farmers and 52,000 farms, and farming is second only to construction in noise-related hearing loss. More Michigan farmers are protecting their hearing thanks to a program developed at the School of Nursing. In this video, Marjorie McCullagh, a professor of nursing, discusses efforts to influence farmers’ use of hearing protection.
President Mark Schlissel moderated a panel at the annual meeting of the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The council includes corporate CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders and national lab directors, and works to highlight policy direction for the nation to keep the U.S. economy strong. The panel focused on how to promote manufacturing competitiveness using technology, research and workforce development. From left are William Goldstein, director of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab; Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Schlissel. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)