Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Wayne County Health Department worker administers a flu shot during a recent Health Care Expo for UM-Dearborn students, alumni, faculty and staff. The event included free health screenings, health programs and resources, and low-cost flu shots. (Photo by Kate Malicke)

University listed among top higher education institutions worldwide
U-M is ranked as the world's 20th top institution according to Times Higher Education's "World University Rankings 2012-2013." The annual list ranks the top 400 universities and is based on 13 performance indicators separated into five categories: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

$12.3M center aims to ramp up design of advanced materials
An $11 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, coupled with a $1.3 million contribution from U-M, will create the PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science Center to help materials researchers in academia and industry simulate how new materials might behave in the real world.

No U-M sensitive data accessed in GhostShell hacking attempt
A highly publicized computer hacking effort designed to embarrass universities across the United States fell flat at U-M this week. A hacker collective known as Team GhostShell announced it had accessed names, passwords and email addresses at 100 universities. However, at U-M no passwords or other sensitive data were accessed.

The Michigan Difference

Career guidance overseas
Not even a U.S. State Department security warning could keep UM-Dearborn's Barbara Peitsch and Mike Callahan from their planned travels this summer. The two traveled to the Middle East and North Africa as part of a reverse professional exchange. They hoped to promote the process of guiding, counseling and mentoring young people in their educational and career choices. In many of the host locations, students graduate with desired degrees but few resources to help them find employment.