Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Students collect sap from maple trees at the UM-Dearborn campus during the 2009 sugaring season. The campus’ Environmental Interpretive Center has conducted or is planning several activities related to this year’s sap collection and syrup-making process. (Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn)

School of Information Dean Martha Pollack named vice provost
Martha Pollack, dean of the School of Information, has been named vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, effective July 1, pending formal approval by the Board of Regents. Pollack succeeds Phil Hanlon, who will become the university’s provost.

The magic of Motown: Symposium examines label’s cultural impact
Fifty years after Motown set an upbeat, toe-tapping tempo forever associated with the city known as the automotive capital, the legendary music company’s legacy brought academics, former musicians and critics to U-M recently for a discussion of the label’s cultural impact.

MacArthur grant to fund study of recession's effect on southeast Michigan
The National Poverty Center in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has received a $750,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to study the effects of various housing problems — including foreclosures and evictions — and the economic crisis on vulnerable workers and families living in hard-hit southeast Michigan.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing educational opportunity
Growing up in Mexico, Antonio Flores expected to become a farmer, just like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. But he loved learning, and when the opportunity came to further his education, Flores took it. Ultimately, he received his doctorate from the School of Education. Since 1996, Flores has been president of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, which represents more than 450 institutions that are committed to Latino/a higher education success.