Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 25, 2013

To highlight the importance of taking shelter during severe weather, the Division of Public Safety and Security and the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences worked with the student film-production group Filmic to develop this public service announcement. Read more about weather safety tips.

University formalizing relationships with external affiliates
U-M is taking steps to formalize its long-standing relationships with university-affiliated external entities that use U-M for services ranging from financial operations to staffing. Under provisions of Standard Practice Guide 601.32, a written contract is necessary to spell out the circumstances under which a university-affiliated entity uses any U-M central administrative or business service as a replacement for its own such services.

U-M collaborates on new open access scientific journal
A new online journal born of a multi-institutional effort, which includes U-M, is set to tackle issues of sustainability on two fronts. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene will publish timely, scientifically sound, peer-reviewed articles, all free and open to the public, that address interactions between human and natural systems, with the aim of fostering sustainable solutions to the challenges presented by our current era.

Catie Newell awarded prestigious Rome Prize for architecture
Each year, the Rome Prize — a national competition — is awarded to approximately 30 individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. This year’s Rome Prize for architecture has gone to Catie Newell, assistant professor of architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

The Michigan Difference

The Warrior Scholar
As a tough son of the Bronx, U-M law professor Yale Kamisar grew up to fight for the rights of the accused, and transformed American jurisprudence along the way. He is known in law schools as the “Father of Miranda” for his impact on the landmark 1966 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that no suspect could be taken into custody and interrogated until the police had told him he had the right to a lawyer and that he had no legal obligation to tell the police anything at all.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference has highlighted stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.