Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 18, 2009

President Mary Sue Coleman, above, with Wayne State University President Jay Noren, shares testimony about URC collaboration with businesses. (Photo by Austin Thomason/U-M Photo Services)

URC presidents testify about collaborations, job creation
Michigan’s three research universities share an important role in creating the jobs that will help the state rebound from its economic distress, presidents of the schools that comprise the University Research Corridor told a state Senate panel Friday.

Michigan Meetings to focus on cancer disparities, consumption
Inequities in cancer care and the current economy, and understanding how and why we consume everything from money to food to natural resources, are the two topics that will lead off a new series called the Michigan Meetings, presented by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Voices of the Staff teams report successes
At the annual meeting of Voices of the Staff volunteers Friday, network teams offered “Good News” presentations on top issues that matter most to them and updates on efforts to implement improvements.

Staff members honored for dedication to diversity
Several staff members were honored May 5 with Distinguished Diversity Leaders Awards, established to recognize staff members who work toward achieving a welcoming, supportive and inclusive work environment.

The Michigan Difference

Helping children in neighborhoods
School of Social Work faculty, represented by associate professor Andy Grogan-Kaylor and professor Larry Gant, are part of an emerging scholarly movement that seeks to understand how neighborhood variables affect children. They encourage researchers and practitioners to use geographic information systems technology to visualize neighborhood attributes and to shape interventions. (Ongoing: Summer/Fall 2008)