Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Marie Lynn Miranda, dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, and others discuss an upcoming conference that reflects on the past and examines the future of the environmental justice movement. Set for Oct. 4-6, the conference also pays tribute to the career of Bunyan Bryant, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of natural resources. Read more about the conference.

Seminars explore how learning analytics can help students improve
Using data generated from the performance of thousands of students, U-M faculty members are exploring how to use learning analytics to refine their classes, and discover more about how students learn and ways to improve how they do in class.

Dow Sustainability Fellows Program in progress
The university's Dow Sustainability Fellows Program — a new, multi-faceted $10 million program designed to foster future sustainability leaders — officially kicks off this fall with schools and colleges across the university nominating masters and professional-degree students for the program.

U-M nursing program increases diversity in health care, gets $1.5M grant
Deborah Kay Mitchell decided in high school to pursue nursing, and a decade later she's still excited to continue working in and learning about her field. She is one of the successful graduates of the School of Nursing GENESIS program, which has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Michigan Difference

Working in a house of wax
Valerie Wang works daily with Hollywood's A-Listers — Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and the like. She's not an agent or studio executive. As marketing manager at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, part of the legendary London-based chain of wax museums, the 2008 alumna hangs with replicas of yesterday's and today's hottest stars.