Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

With a high-tech fireplace crackling on video screens, President Mary Sue Coleman talks with students at North Quad during one of her regular "fireside chats." Joining her for the session Monday was Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper (left). Among those attending were students Tessa Wick (right) and Amanda Orley. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

New historic marker placed at site of state's first Jewish cemetery
Jewish community leaders and U-M officials say they're pleased following the successful replacement of a damaged historic marker that commemorates the site of the state's first Jewish cemetery. A new marker was installed on campus at East Huron and Fletcher streets in late October, replacing a metal plaque that was discovered broken in two pieces July 10.

SACUA passes resolutions regarding incidents at Penn State, UC campuses
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs passed resolutions Monday condemning recent police action against protesters at two University of California campuses, and proposing steps to guard against criminal behavior on campus, particularly sexual abuse of children.

Master's degree programs in health informatics, dental hygiene to start next fall
Two new master's degree programs at U-M will begin with the fall 2012 semester. The School of Information and the School of Public Health will jointly offer a master of health informatics program. An online learning program leading to a master's degree in dental hygiene will be offered by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies in conjunction with the School of Dentistry.

CRIME ALERT: Sexual assault
Baits I residence hall, 11 a.m. Monday.
• A Crime Alert issued Sunday for a separate incident has been canceled.

The Michigan Difference

Ethnic connections
Metropolitan Detroit, while ethnically diverse, also is effectively segregated, often preventing young people from connecting with others who are different from themselves. To combat this situation, a team of faculty members at the School of Social Work started Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Detroit to bring together young people from various ethnic backgrounds.