Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Faculty and students from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology conducted a field trip for Detroit Public Schools students who participated in the BioKIDS program, a joint program of the School of Education and the Museum of Zoology. The sixth-graders got a chance to look for and observe in their natural habitat the organisms they had studied as part of BioKIDS.

Addell Anderson takes over as director of U-M’s Detroit Center
Addell Austin Anderson is the new director of the Detroit Center, a hub for U-M research, civic partnerships and student outreach in the state’s largest urban center. Anderson, who previously led the Michigan AmeriCorps Partnership at U-M’s Ginsberg Center since 2003, began her new position July 1.

Flint campus groups working to give veteran a home
Two student groups at UM-Flint — the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Student Veterans of America — are joining with Habitat for Humanity to renovate a house, and present it to an honorably discharged U.S. military veteran as a way of saying “thank you” for the veteran’s service.

School of Dentistry sponsoring free mouth guard clinic Saturday
Amateur athletes ages 5 and older who plan to participate in sports this fall or winter are invited to come to the School of Dentistry on Saturday to be fitted for a free customized mouth guard. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. until noon. Appointments are not necessary, but the clinic is limited to the first 120 amateur athletes on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.