Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 22, 2012

U-M Counseling and Psychological Services is developing a shared vision for 2020 – including opinions and ideas from others. This video seeks to encourage campus and community engagement in the visioning process. CAPS also developed an online query that is open to anyone who would like to submit ideas about strengthening college student mental health. The online query will be open until April 30, 2012, after which time the CAPS Student Advisory Board will select ideas they think will matter the most to students.

OAMI marks 25 years of service to student excellence, diversity
The first of several events marking the 25th anniversary of the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives will be a March 29 symposium at Palmer Commons. OAMI works with on-campus and external constituencies to enrich students' academic, social, cultural and personal development.

Dust tornados, icy winds don't stop U-M grad student and his tent
Andrew McCarthy faced an ominous start to his climb up the Western Hemisphere's tallest mountain when a 40-foot-tall dust tornado kicked up a rock that punched a fist-sized hole in a side panel of the tent he built himself to live in during the climb. But the architecture graduate student was able to mend the structure and reach the summit on March 3.

UM-Dearborn School of Education earns TEAC accreditation
The UM-Dearborn School of Education’s teacher preparation programs have been accredited for seven years by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. The accreditation is the culmination of a two-year process that included a detailed audit of the university’s programs.

SECURITY BULLETIN: Suspicious animal
North Campus, Hubbard Road between Green Road and Stone Drive; described as a possible cougar.

The Michigan Difference

Relieving hunger in West Africa
The Dogon people of West Mali are facing starvation because of a drought. Beverly Strassman, professor of anthropology, has been studying this group for years and, seeing their plight, stepped in to help. With the aid of colleagues Strassman hopes to provide about 30 trucks of food to 12 villages in the affected region. Knowing conventional relief efforts don’t reach this remote area, Strassman has been raising money to provide relief herself.