Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 13, 2011

UM-Flint Chancellor Ruth Person and Mott Community College President M. Richard Shaink mark the signing of Mott2UM-Flint, a joint-admission, concurrent-enrollment program that will provide an innovative higher education option for students in the region. Click here to read more about the new partnership. (Photo by Mel Serow, UM-Flint)

U-M hosting U.S.-China conference on sustainable societies
Science, policy and industry leaders from the world's two largest emitters of heat-trapping greenhouse gases — the United States and China — will gather at U-M next week to tackle one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century: how to develop sustainable societies.

New site offers quality and safety information about U-M health care
An online hub at the U-M Health System provides patients, their loved ones and anyone else validated and trustworthy information about the quality of care at the university's various hospitals and health centers. The new UMHS Quality & Safety site provides a wealth of data about U-M care, and shares data from surveys that ask recent U-M patients their opinion of care they received.

Construction projects to affect traffic on parts of Central Campus
A pair of Central Campus construction projects will change traffic patterns for some drivers beginning next week. Thompson Street will be closed between East Jefferson and East William streets from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Also, beginning Monday there will be detours or lane closures for portions of Hill and Monroe streets and Oakland Avenue.

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.