Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 9, 2009

On the highest outdoor cogwheel railway in Europe, two trains cross near the mountain village of Zermatt in Switzerland. (Photo courtesy of the Swiss Embassy)

Sustainable transportation discussion highlights the Swiss way
By looking at approaches used in Switzerland, a panel discussion on March 11 by international, state and local officials and experts will explore how the nation can make transportation more sustainable.

Provost names panel to address cost cutting
Provost Teresa Sullivan has appointed members to a special panel that will be asked to identify ways the University could further reduce General Fund costs. The Prudence Panel, with members representing faculty, staff and students, also will ask the campus community to offer cost-cutting suggestions.

Energy workshop seeks to position U-M for future
Energy researchers from across campus will gather Thursday to share current research efforts and identify logical next steps for energy innovation at “U-M Energy Workshop: Forging Alliances, Positioning for Opportunity” at the Campus Inn.

Lecture to recount birth of Buddha
Donald Lopez, the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, will deliver his Distinguished University Professorship Lecture at 4 p.m. March 17 in the Rackham Auditorium.

The Michigan Difference

In step with the giant: China
It's February 2008, and School of Public Health Associate Dean for Practice Matthew Boulton is riding a bus on his fifth visit to China in the past year and a half. It's the kind of travel schedule that evolves when you're launching a two-way exchange program on the other side of the world.