Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Students looking to break into the business world can tap into a valuable resource at U-M’s Center for Entrepreneurship. This video profiles three student startups — focusing on neurophysiology for elementary students, software that aids market research, and a socially conscious clothing line — that got going with help from the center.

Required online course will help new undergrads ease transition
In an effort to help incoming undergraduates better manage the transition to campus life, U-M will require them to complete an online course about alcohol abuse and sexual assault, beginning with the upcoming Fall Term.

Erb Institute internships promote shift toward sustainable economy
A summer internship program through the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is designed to help shift the state toward a new "green" economy. The program matches Erb Institute students with companies, public agencies and non-governmental organizations that are developing sustainable products, services and technologies.

Big Ten Network to feature 24 hours of U-M programming
The Big Ten Network will have a decidedly maize and blue tint to it on Monday. Twenty-four hours of U-M programming will begin at 6 a.m. with a broadcast of the 1985 men’s basketball win over Iowa in triple overtime. It includes a variety of game rebroadcasts, Michigan features from Big Ten Legends and Big Ten Short Stories, and “The Branch Rickey Story.”

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.