Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

President Mary Sue Coleman, left, sets a brisk pace in the first of a series of 1- and 2-mile summer Fleming Fitness Walks. More than 25 Fleming Building staff members joined Coleman on the walk across Central Campus and in downtown Ann Arbor. Coleman is joined by her husband, Kenneth, and Fleming Building administrators and staff, from left: Sally Churchill, Annette Lozon, Cheryl Reed, Linda Scharer, Raquel Paula and Maggy Aldridge. The Fleming Wellness Committee sponsors the summer walks, which are led by executive officers. (Photo by Alicia Boltach)

U-M president to participate in National Summit
President Mary Sue Coleman will participate in the National Summit in Detroit next week, joining Michigan’s other two University Research Corridor presidents to help lead discussions on transforming the U.S. economy. It also will involve CEOs of some of the nation’s largest companies, high-ranking federal officials and at least 1,200 participants.

Michigan tops OSU in bomb-detection competition
U-M students have found yet another way to manifest their rivalry with Ohio State: bomb detection. A team of U-M students recently won an Air Force-sponsored contest in which they had to find simulated improvised explosive devices in a crowded public square.

Neubacher Award nominees due Thursday
Thursday is the deadline to submit nominations for the 20th Annual James T. Neubacher Award, which honors faculty, staff, students or alumni who produce significant contributions to improve awareness, access, acceptance and full participation in society for people with disabilities.

The Michigan Difference

Helping NOLA recover
This spring, more than three years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Jake Weixler jumped at the chance to organize a group of about 30 fellow Law School students who spent spring break helping the still-struggling city recover. At right, Jessica Greenia, Mei Li Zhen and Meredith Monroe work at the public defenders' office on various legal research projects for clients.