Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

President Mary Sue Coleman and a group of university leaders and faculty were in China last week, meeting with university and government leaders, alumni, and current and future students and their parents. Click on the photo to view a slideshow from the visit. (Photo courtesy of U-M News Service)

Higher Learning Commission accredits U-M for 10 more years
The university has received official notice that it has earned continuing accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditation demonstrates the quality of a university’s infrastructure supporting academic programs and other activities. In particular, the HLC noted that the university, despite declining state support, has weathered the nation’s financial crisis well, such that academic programs remain strong and the university continues to enhance its reputation as a leader in higher education.

LSA goes smoke-free a year ahead of university initiative
Another campus unit has announced its plan to create a smoke-free zone surrounding its building a year ahead of the universitywide implementation of the Smoke-Free University Initiative. As of July 1, smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of the LSA Building.

Ginsberg Center, Taubman College honored for outreach programs
Staff and faculty of the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning and the Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning have received The Clark Street Award for Public Investment from the Southwest Detroit Business Association.

The Michigan Difference

Mastering the challenge
Teams of master's degree students at the School of Natural Resources are working to promote sustainable economic development on Detroit's lower east side and a plan for light-rail transportation in the city. They are among 10 master's projects profiled in the current issue of Stewards, the SNRE magazine.