Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 12, 2011

Graduate student Jessica Kopicki (left) and senior Emily Bartell listen to the song "Blowin' in the Wind" during a candlelight vigil to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The vigil took place Sunday evening on the Diag. Click the photo for more images of the campus tribute to those lost in 9/11. (Photo by Lon Horwedel, U-M Photo Services)

Teach-in to focus on sexual violence after recent assaults
In response to the series of sexual assaults that have taken place near the U-M campus, the Center for the Education of Women, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center and the Abuse Hurts Initiative have collaborated to organize a teach-in on sexual assault. The daylong event will take place Friday in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League.

Record crowd cheers a successful night 'Under the Lights'
A record 114,804 fans packed Michigan Stadium on Saturday for its first night football game, a thrilling 35-31, come-from-behind victory over Notre Dame that also saw Desmond Howard announced as the inaugural "Michigan Football Legend." Read about Howard's honor and relive the game in photos.

U-M updates travel abroad health insurance policy and plan
All faculty and staff traveling on university-related business now are automatically covered by a blanket health insurance plan that is provided by U-M at no cost to the individual or department. The change went into effect Sept. 1.

This week in the University Record
• Research: Driving a gas-guzzler? You can still cut fuel costs by nearly half
• Faculty Spotlight: Field work inspires LSA ecology and evolutionary biology chair
• Old School: U-M in History — 170 years ago, university offers first classes in Ann Arbor
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Advocating for families
When law professor Vivek Sankaran saw the growing number of children being unnecessarily placed in foster care in the Detroit area, he saw the need of an advocacy group for low-income families. The Detroit Center for Family Advocacy became a pilot program geared at providing legal representation and social work services to families in need.