Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, February 16, 2009

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Educational software for cell phones, a suite of tools developed at the University, is being used to turn smart phones into personal computers for students in two Texas classrooms.

Economic stimulus legislation will provide boost to U-M
The economic stimulus and recovery legislation that Congress approved last week has a number of major provisions that will benefit U-M and other higher education institutions nationwide. The legislation will increase student aid, provide billions in new research dollars and also attempts to support state budgets at a time when they are facing severe shortfalls.

Antonucci will focus on social sciences, humanities in new role
Toni Antonucci has been appointed associate vice president for research, effective May 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its March meeting. Antonucci will lead a joint initiative between OVPR and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies on the future of the social sciences, with special attention to interdisciplinary issues and building bridges among the social sciences and the humanities.

On the Night Shift: A look at those who keep UMHS running after hours
Many who work at the University leave offices or clinics at the end of the day and head home to families, workout at the gym or veg out in front of the TV. But the hospital doesn’t close. Somebody is there to answer phones, deliver late-night babies, dispatch an emergency helicopter, prepare meals for patients and keep everyone safe. The UMHS Inside View answers the question: Who are these night owls and why does the night shift work for them?

The Michigan Difference

Literacies in the 21st Century
Students today might be texting on cell phones, receiving and sending photos and videos, reading blogs, listening to podcasts, googling, consulting Wikipedia, visiting social networking sites, and checking movie times or the weather. But contrary to some notions, adolescents in the twenty-first century do read and write.