Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This video, titled "A Place for You," was developed by staff volunteers from Voices of the Staff to celebrate the difference that diversity makes at U-M by touching on universal themes of inclusion and respect.

BREAKING NEWS: Mitt Romney event at U-M Cardiovascular Center on Thursday
Former Massachusetts governor and possible presidential candidate Mitt Romney will speak to invited guests and news media at the Cardiovascular Center at 2 p.m. Thursday. The by-invitation-only speech is sponsored by the College Republicans, a U-M student organization. Romney's use of a U-M facility does not constitute U-M or U-M Health System endorsement of the content of his speech or his potential candidacy.

U-M receives Sustainable Energy Program of the Year award from DTE Energy
The Planet Blue Operations Team program has been named the Sustainable Energy Program of the Year by DTE Energy for its efforts to conserve energy and engage the campus community. The award was given Tuesday in conjunction with the Energy Conference and Exhibition 2011 hosted by DTE and the Engineering Society of Detroit.

UMHHC joins statewide program to improve hospital food nutrition
The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers has joined nearly 50 Michigan hospitals in a statewide initiative launched recently to help improve the nutrition of food served to patients, staff and visitors. The Healthy Food Hospitals program gives Michigan hospitals tools to systemically improve the nutrition of the food choices available to people who are treated at, work in, or visit them.

E-Waste Recycling event sets collection record
University staff and faculty, along with help from the local community, contributed last week to the largest collection of recyclable electronics in the four-year history of the e-Waste Recycling event. An estimated 3,926 vehicles passed through drop-off locations, filling 20 semitrailers with approximately 300 tons of recyclable electronic waste.

The Michigan Difference

UM-Flint students pedal to feed
A trio of UM-Flint students departed May 5 on a 100-day trip that will take them thousands of miles on bicycles with the goal of raising $5,000 for local and international charities. International student Han Seok Gyu from Korea came up with the idea they are calling “Pedal to Feed.” He is joined by fellow students Katherine Riley Smith and Timothy Johnson.