Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Students stop by a booth during the MPowered Career Fair for small businesses. The Feb. 11 fair in Pierpont Commons and the Duderstadt Center provided an opportunity for students across all majors to get jobs and internships with ambitious small companies and start-up firms. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)

Alternative spring break programs are growing
Hundreds of U-M students this spring break will trade the beaches of Florida or Mexico for the February chill of New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., or more rural settings. From Feb. 23-27, 575 U-M students will travel to volunteer community service sites with help from SERVE’s Alternative Spring Break program, and 94 School of Information students will work with museums, libraries and universities.

U-M recognized for university Web sites
U-M ranked sixth for its Web presence among the top 4,000 universities in the latest edition of Cybermetrics Lab’s biannual Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, which seeks to measure “the performance and impact of universities through their Web presence.”

"Rx for Michigan" to air Saturday, available on Web
An encore presentation of a WWJTV/CBS Detroit special "Rx for Michigan: Is Healthcare the Prescription for What Ails Michigan's Economy?" will air Feb. 14 at noon. It also can be found on the Web. "Rx for Michigan," features interviews with key state decision-makers — including President Mary Sue Coleman, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs Dr. Robert Kelch and many others from U-M — as well as community members across Michigan.

The Michigan Difference

Community Outreach -
A School of Dentistry tradition

Helping those in need in communities across Michigan is nothing new for the School of Dentistry. Talk to the school's fourth-year dental students and it’s likely they will say that their community outreach experiences were the highlight of their years in dental school.