Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint participate in a project called Parks in Focus, which introduces them to area parks through digital photography. The UM-Flint University Outreach program is a partner in the effort to help urban, middle-school youths venture beyond their neighborhoods to learn about science and nature. Click the photo to read more about it. (Photo courtesy of UM-Flint)

University, city agree on traffic-management services for game days
U-M and the city of Ann Arbor have reached agreement on reimbursing the city for traffic-management services provided during home football games and other special events.

Tool uses laptops and cell phones to hold students' attention in large lectures
More than 4,000 U-M students in close to 20 classes this fall will utilize LectureTools, an interactive presentation tool that harnesses the potential of laptops and cell phones to serve as learning aids rather than distracting devices.

CEW seeks nominations for award promoting equity, social change
The Center for the Education of Women announces the new Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change. Designed to honor U-M staff, students or faculty members whose sustained efforts have resulted in greater equity on campus, the first award will be given this fall.

The Michigan Difference

Dancing for a dream
While working for the Peace Corps in a rural community in El Salvador, Liliana Richter (LSA ’06) developed and managed more than 50 projects and programs. She designed and taught entrepreneurial and career preparatory courses. She founded and coached a female soccer team. She collaborated with other volunteers to raise funds for 75 high school and university scholarships. And she appeared on the El Salvadoran television show “Dancing for a Dream.”