Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

From left, Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper, President Mary Sue Coleman, Residence Halls Association President Bailey Palladino, University Housing Director Linda Newman and Amanda Wenger, a resident adviser for the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, cheer after cutting a ceremonial ribbon at Alice Lloyd Hall on Tuesday during an event celebrating renovations to the residence hall and the 50th anniversary of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

Coleman discusses the university's global role in sustainability
"Meaningful and measurable" is how President Mary Sue Coleman described U-M's commitments and approach to sustainability. The comments Tuesday were part of "Exploring Sustainability on Planet Blue," a monthly discussion with thought leaders.

University earns $21 million grant to study HIV virus behavior
A $21 million grant will help researchers at the U-M Health System better understand the HIV virus on a molecular level, potentially paving the way for new treatment approaches to AIDS and other diseases. The National Institutes of Health funding, which will be distributed during a five-year period, establishes the Center for HIV RNA Studies.
The Cardiovascular Research Center will harness research knowledge to find new treatments for heart disease.

U-M enhances bus service between North and Central campuses
In a continued effort to improve the transit experience for faculty, staff and students, Parking & Transportation Services has implemented bus service enhancements for travel between North and Central campuses.

Screenings offered as part of National Depression Screening Day
Depression affects approximately one in 10 adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thursday is National Depression Screening Day and, in support, several U-M programs will offer free, in-person, one-on-one mental health screenings for depression.

Men's basketball program seeks Twitter 'voice'
Do you live your life 140 characters at a time? Is talking about U-M men's basketball your idea of a dream gig? The men's basketball team is seeking someone to be the "voice" of @umichbball, the team's official Twitter account.

The Michigan Difference

From the ground up
Inside of a sweltering hoop house, Shaina Shetty smiles as she waters a cluster of newly budded sunflowers. “I like being seen not just as a student, but as a member of the community,” the LSA sophomore says of her summer internship at Growing Hope, an Ypsilanti nonprofit that works to improve community members’ access to healthy food through education and growing their own produce.