Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 21, 2012

Visiting Chinese education leaders mingled with U-M faculty and members of the Southeast Michigan Chinese community at an informal barbecue Saturday. From left, Gong Ke, president of China's Nankai University; Lisa Gray president of the Chinese Association of Greater Detroit; and Dr. Spring Kong, associate professor of radiation oncology at the Medical School, were among those attending the event hosted by the Confucius Institute, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, Michigan Photography)

University ready to unveil new eco-friendly data center
U-M is putting the finishing touches on a new, eco-friendly Modular Data Center. It houses high-performance computing equipment in a container the size of two boxcars. The design promotes sustainable computing, and U-M is the first university in the nation to build this kind of structure.

Child-care subsidy for graduate student employees expanding
Beginning this fall, the university will implement a two-year pilot program to expand eligibility for the university’s child-care subsidy, a program available to graduate students who also work as graduate student instructors or graduate student staff assistants.

This week in the University Record
• Research: New rock spawning reefs will help Great Lakes native fish
• Faculty Spotlight: Professor’s path runs from Harvard to the History Channel
• Trash beats take-back for medication disposal, new study suggests
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Networking entertainment connections
April Moreau and Amy Fleischman share a passion for the entertainment industry. To prepare themselves and other students for a career in entertainment, the two 2012 spring graduates organized the UMEC-LA Networking Night to bring together past and present Wolverines interested in getting into entertainment. At the March event, students had the opportunity to network with successful alumni currently working in the industry and received advice about how to break into the competitive world.