Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

As the state of Michigan reaches out to Hollywood to help diversify its economy, U-M is positioning itself to be a part of that effort. Lee Doyle, director of university’s Film Office, and others discuss the ways U-M has been playing a role in this growing economic sector.

University seeking applicants for the 2010 Road Scholars Tour
Applications are being sought from U-M instructional, research, and clinical track faculty for consideration to be part of the 2010 Michigan Road Scholars Tour. The 2010 tour is scheduled for May 3-6. It will introduce participants to the places the majority of U-M students call home, encourage university service to the public, and suggest ways faculty can help address state and local issues. Also, the experience is expected to develop beneficial ties and promote interdisciplinary discussion among the touring faculty.

Three-day series of events to spur communitywide conversation on race
International human rights activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu will facilitate a three-day dialogue Friday through Sunday around the community as part of a national discussion on race. All events in the Race and Reconciliation event are free and open to the public.

BusinessWeek ranks Ross School in Top 10 in all categories
The latest rankings from BusinessWeek cite the Stephen M. Ross School of Business as one of the best all-around business schools in the world. It is the only business school worldwide to be among the Top 10 in all six of BusinessWeek's biennial rankings of business school programs. Meanwhile, UM-Flint’s MBA program was ranked in the Top 10 list for Midwest schools.

The Michigan Difference

Helping boys become men
Growing up in Miami, Mike Trepper says, he and his friends were "good kids caught up in bad systems." He wanted to direct his energies toward a better purpose. After graduating from the School of Social Work, he worked for the National Conference for Community and Justice and helped found the Boys Initiative in Tampa, Fla., helping boys grow into responsible men.