Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, May 19, 2011

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (left), D-Mich., speaks with Scott Jacobs, director of the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy, during a recent visit to Fitzpatrick Manufacturing in Sterling Heights. The machining company has utilized two U-M business-assistance programs to improve its global competitiveness. Levin has championed one of the programs, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms, which U-M administers for the U.S. Economic Development Administration. (Photo by Parker Finn, Trade Adjustment Assistance Center)

State board seeks input on education in Michigan
The state of education in Michigan is a topic many people are discussing these days, and members of the State Board of Education want to hear what is on the minds of citizens. U-M is one of five locations chosen for an upcoming forum series the board will hold over the next month to listen and to discuss education conditions, reforms and future direction.

First StaffWorks technology conference sparks ideas
The first-ever StaffWorks Technology and Best Practices Conference drew top managers and staff members together Tuesday to share technology innovations already happening around the university, and ideas on how to make technology best serve U-M’s core mission going forward.

GPS units targeted in recent vehicle break-ins
A series of vehicle break-ins at university parking facilities earlier this week points out the need for persons to secure valuables out of sight, a Department of Public Safety official says.

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Blogging around China
The U-M Symphony Band is in the second week of its historic China tour. Many of the participants are chronicling their trip on blogs, with selected entries compiled on a special page created by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.