Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Participants in the Career Center’s 2010 Public Service Intern Program (PSIP) visit with U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (center), D-Mich. PSIP started with two students in 1969 and since then more than 1,500 U-M students have interned at such places as the White House, Capitol Hill, the Department of State, National Public Radio and the Smithsonian Institution. While in Washington, interns take advantage of a number of educational programs such as conversations with key political figures. (Photo by Sarah Newman)

NSF ranks U-M first in research spending at public universities
The university ranks first in R&D spending among the nation’s public universities and colleges, according to the latest rankings from the National Science Foundation. U-M moved from fourth to second place among all U.S. universities and colleges.

National Research Council releases Ph.D. assessment
The National Research Council on Tuesday released a long-awaited assessment of Ph.D. programs in the United States. The NRC created this survey to provide a more comprehensive assessment of doctoral programs than popular ranking systems currently available. The methodology used by the NRC has changed dramatically since the last survey in 1995.

UPDATED CRIME ALERT: Unarmed robbery
Suspect in South Quad incident reported back on campus.

The Michigan Difference

Competing for the ArtPrize
The second annual ArtPrize competition currently is under way in Grand Rapids. U-M alumni and faculty have entered works in the innovative and experimental competition, in which the public votes and determines the top award of $250,000.