Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Students from the School of Social Work, along with some faculty and staff, planted 75 children's pinwheels in the front lawn of the school Tuesday in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. The pinwheels signify the children who died in Michigan during the past year due to abuse and neglect. Shown from left are graduate students Darcy Wyatt, Anna Snyder and Lidi Armenta. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

Evocative exhibit, town hall foster conversation about race
A two-month-long campuswide project promoting a deeper, meaningful conversation about race, identity and diversity will culminate April 18 in an exhibit of the Race Card Project on the Diag and a town hall meeting hosted at Rackham Auditorium by the project's creator, journalist Michele Norris.

TEDxUofM convention aims to fill heads and hearts with ideas
More than 1,200 people are expected to pack the Power Center on Friday for "Untapped," the fourth annual TEDxUofM ideas convention. This year's theme dares participants to stretch both their minds and their goals. Although the event is sold out, it will be streamed live online and shown on big screens at two campus locations.

School of Dentistry part of clinical trial to use adult cells to grow human bone
Preparations are under way for the first known human trial to use embryonic-like stem cells collected from adult cells to grow bone. The cells are derived from adults — not fetuses — eliminating ethical arguments and potential side effects associated with using embryonic stem cells from a fetus, say researchers at the School of Dentistry and NeoStem Inc.

The Michigan Difference

The first women
U-M professors were divided on the move to coeducation. Some said women lacked the physical stamina and intellectual rigor for college; others — including several with ambitious daughters — were sure that women could compete. A look back at the university’s early female students reveals what life was like for a generation of pioneers. (Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.)