Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Haitian nursing school damaged in January’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake reopened for students this month thanks in part to money raised by the U-M Student Nurses' Association (SNA). The group raised more than $6,000 to aid the FSIL School of Nursing, one of the few structures in Leogane, Haiti, to survive the quake. Shown here, from left, are Michele Thompson, director of student, academic and multicultural services, School of Nursing; Kim Cristobal, SNA 2011 president; Kate Potempa, dean of the School of Nursing; Ruth Barnard, U-M nursing professor emerita and co-founder of the Haiti Nursing Foundation, which supports the school. (Photo courtesy of the Haiti Nursing Foundation)

Rackham chooses topics for second round of Michigan Meetings
As the first Michigan Meetings get under way with interdisciplinary explorations of consumption and cancer disparities, the Rackham School of Graduate Studies has chosen the topics for the 2011 meetings. “Developing Global Sustainability — China/U.S. Partnerships” and “Art-making, the arts, and the research university” are planned for next spring.

AmeriCorps workers help across Michigan during week of service
Eighty-nine members of the Michigan AmeriCorps Partnership, a program of the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, are collaborating with other AmeriCorps programs across the state this week on large-scale service projects in the Detroit area and western Michigan.

Provost's Seminar fosters discussions about teaching sustainability
Nearly 200 faculty members, lecturers, and administrators participated earlier this week in the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching Sustainability titled “Dialogues on Teaching Sustainability: Where Music Meets Medicine, Engineering Meets Politics, the Humanities Meet Business, etc.”

The Michigan Difference

A force in Native American law
A group of Law School alumni are making an impact on the complicated, diverse, and at times legally challenging lives of Native Americans and Indian tribal issues. Read more about their activities in a story that starts on Page 19 of the current issue of Law Quadrangle.