Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Students, faculty, and staff view a 78-by-17-foot mural created by students in LSA's  "Art in Public Spaces/Big Paintings" course. The mural, which is part of the LSA Winter Theme Semester “Language: The Human Quintessence,” was unveiled Wednesday evening at Palmer Commons. Click the photo to watch a video about the project. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

BREAKING NEWS: U-M opens campus venues to watch President Obama's speech live
With a limited number of tickets available to attend President Obama's speech Friday at U-M, the university will open several campus venues for those who want to gather with others to watch the speech live.
• Click here for logistical information about the event, including the closing of South State Street, parking changes, and security restrictions.
• Live webstreams of the event at 9:35 a.m. Friday will be available through the White House website or on the U-M Gateway.
Click here to learn more about previous presidential visits to U-M and Ann Arbor.

Education Department recognizes SAPAC for sexual violence prevention
U-M was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its outstanding violence prevention efforts. The university and its Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center were featured in January as one of five institutions with promising approaches to primary sexual violence prevention.

Bryer Foundation gift to aid medical research at UM-Flint
UM-Flint will receive a $625,000 gift to fund scientific instrumentation used for medical research. The gift is from the Ben F. Bryer Foundation that was established by the family of Dr. Ben F. Bryer to provide support for medical and biomedical research, with a priority given to research related to cancer.

The Michigan Difference

Mission to Nicaragua
Four volunteers from the U-M Health System are heading to Nicaragua next month as part of a mission trip to offer basic health care to some of the country's poorest citizens. They will join 20-25 other volunteers on the nine-day trip, conducting six clinics in rural and urban areas around the capital of Managua.