Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Watch as Rufus, U-M's recycling mascot, crisscrosses campus, encouraging Wolverines to recycle.

Campus recycling effort places U-M high in nationwide competition
Students, faculty and staff collected nearly 750,000 pounds of recyclables during the 10-week 2013 RecycleMania competition. The collection total placed U-M 11th among 365 colleges and universities participating in the nationwide competition's Gorilla Prize category.

Three juniors honored with Goldwater Scholarships for 2013
Three Honors Program juniors — Elliot Wells, Raymond Strobel and Joshua Kurtz — have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2013.The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program provides scholarships to students interested in careers in science, math and engineering, and they are considered the premier scholarships awarded to undergraduates in those fields.

U-M professor leads panel proposing strategies to reduce, end tobacco use
A panel of scholars, scientists and policy experts led by Kenneth Warner, a professor in the School of Public Health, has put forth a series of strategies called The Tobacco Endgame. It proposes ways to eliminate tobacco use, if not entirely then at least enough to significantly slow its related global death toll.

REMINDER: Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors nomination deadline
Friday is the final day to nominate someone for the Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors, which recognizes faculty and staff supervisors who promote work/life balance through consistent recognition of and responsiveness to their employees' professional and personal lives.

The Michigan Difference

The Wolverine Patriot Project
Students from the School of Dentistry and a husband and wife who earned their dental degrees from U-M have joined forces to provide oral health care to disabled and homeless veterans in Gaylord. Their initiative is known as the Wolverine Patriot Project, and its origins can be traced to a second-year dental student, Jesse Edwards, who asked himself a simple question not so long ago, "How can I help those who have served this country?"