Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 26, 2011

Members of Chung's School of Praying Mantis Kung Fu perform at the Kite Festival to help celebrate the Center for Chinese Studies' 50th anniversary. The festival was Sunday at Nichols Arboretum. Click the photo for more pictures. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services)

Sustainability goals reflect the work of many
Ambitious new sustainability goals President Mary Sue Coleman will announce for the U-M campus Tuesday will reflect the work of more than 500 students, faculty and staff, representing 101 units and 27 academic programs. The goals were derived from the Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment, which was led through a partnership between the Graham Sustainability Institute and the Office of Campus Sustainability.

U-M Library Orphan Works Project undaunted by lawsuit
The U-M Library continues to operate its nascent Orphan Works Project “because we remain as certain as ever that our proposed uses of orphan works are lawful and important to the future of scholarship and the libraries that support it,” says University Librarian and Dean of Libraries Paul Courant.

MHealthy offering free chef demos, health expos
To prepare university faculty and staff for the start of Active U Autumn, MHealthy is hosting free health expos Thursday at Pierpont Commons and Oct. 6 at the Michigan Union.

This week in the University Record
• Investing in Ability celebrates more than 20 years of differences
• Faculty Spotlight: Screenwriter brings Hollywood experience to university students
• Old School: U-M in History — Angell Hall facade bas reliefs
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

A better-educated Bangladesh
When Bangladesh sought to improve its higher education programs, Quamrul Mazumder, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UM-Flint, stepped up to help his native country. He has spoken at education-improvement workshops, on the Bangladesh National Television Network and even at the U.S. Embassy. Mazumder continues to work to establish international collaboration between the education communities of the U.S. and Bangladesh, and to provide recommendations to the Bangladesh government.