Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tatiana Calixto, lecturer II in Spanish and a teaching fellow in the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates, places offerings to Mother Earth as part of an Andean ritual celebrated on Earth Day. The ceremony was conducted Friday at North Quad for faculty, students and staff. At right, LSA undergraduate Adam Rubenfire was among those observing the ritual. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

2011 research administration award winners announced
Two U-M staff members will be honored by the Office of the Vice President for Research for outstanding research service. Scott Stanfill will receive the Distinguished Research Administrator Award and Lynn Cook will receive the OVPR Exceptional Service Award.

Student Startup Showcase highlights student-run companies
Student entrepreneurs who have started companies during the last academic year celebrated their achievements, and connected with local venture capitalists and angel investors during the Student Startup Showcase on Thursday. Check out these photos of some of their projects.

CRIME ALERT: Aggravated assault
Off-campus, 900 block of Greenwood Avenue (near Packard Street)

This week in the University Record
• Nanofiber spheres carrying cells into wounds used to grow tissue
• Question of the Week: What's the wildest weather you've experienced?
• Spotlight: Coordinator brings international insights
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Difference Makers at Dearborn
UM-Dearborn has named 50 students as 2011 “Difference Makers,” a designation that identifies a student as one of the most significant contributors to the campus community. From scholars with publications and national conference presentations to officers in campus organizations to others making a difference in the larger community, these recipients are being recognized for their academic achievements, integrity, leadership and creative contributions.