Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gary Burtless, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins Susan Dynarski, associate professor of public policy, education and economics, to discuss growing disparities among Americans in income and educational attainment, and their implications for society. The discussion last week was part of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's annual networking reception and lecture in Washington, D.C., which brought together current Ford School students as well as alumni working in Washington. (Photo by Aaron Clamage, Clamage Photography)

Digital Signage Service seeks to reduce cost, share technology and information
A growing number of units across campus are using digital signs as a way to communicate and engage with the community. And now schools, colleges and departments are able to unite under one system, use the same software and receive support through a service developed with leadership by the university's IT Council.

WCTF 2012 conference set for March 2
Registration is now open for 2012 Women of Color Task Force Conference. The event will feature 35 workshop sessions on a variety of topics. The keynote speaker is Johnnetta Cole, director of the National Museum of African Art. This event is open to all U-M staff, faculty, and students,a s well as the general public.

Give Kids a Smile offers free oral health care to children Saturday
The 2012 Give Kids a Smile program, which provides a variety of free oral health care services to children ages 5 to 12, will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave., first floor lobby. It is limited to the first 100 children registered.

The Michigan Difference

Keeping art alive in Detroit
Janie Paul, associate professor in the School of Art & Design, knew children in underprivileged communities like Detroit had little access to arts education. So she began Detroit Connections, in which A&D students give weekly art lessons to Detroit-area elementary students. The program not only has helped local children to learn more about art, but also has introduced U-M students to Detroit’s rich cultural heritage.