Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 3, 2011

Participants gather for a poster presentation during a recent symposium that addressed looming water issues facing Michigan and the world. Click here to read more about the University Research Corridor event. (Photo by Nancy Christ, Wayne State University)

President Coleman to highlight innovation in annual address
President Mary Sue Coleman will share her vision for the new academic year during an address at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, via live webstream. Coleman will highlight new academic initiatives and investments in innovation during her annual talk. The address is being delivered in a new format this year, live via a webcast, to give more people the opportunity to hear her plans for the university.

U-M offers screenings for National Depression Screening Day
More than 20 million people in the United States — approximately one in 15 — suffer from depression, according to the National Library of Medicine. Thursday is National Depression Screening Day and, in support, several university programs will offer free, in-person, one-on-one mental health screenings for depression.

This week in the University Record
• Schrecker to address challenges in higher education during Davis, Markert, Nickerson lecture
• Staff Spotlight: A lyrically driven producer becomes mentor at A&D
• Research: Those who exercise prefer immediate quality-of-life benefits
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Promoting social justice globally
Tina Tam, who received a dual master's degree from the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise this year, has worked to promote global social justice by helping provide rural communities with access to renewable energy. She spent the summer of 2010 in China helping to provide households with access to clean and safe energy, and looks forward to working international social enterprises to help the world’s rural communities.