Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 23, 2009

The 14th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, on display March 24-April 8 at the Duderstadt Center Gallery, will include more than 300 works of art by over 200 artists. (Courtesy Prison Creative Arts Project)

Nation’s largest prisoner art exhibit addresses global climate crisis
Incarcerated people who are cut off from the natural landscape have depicted through their art, in poignant and innovative ways, the widespread poisoning and consumption of the Earth’s natural resources. The artwork of the Prison Creative Arts Project, curated by three U-M professors, gives voice to these observations.

U-M redefining scholarly publications in the digital age
To maintain its leadership role in scholarly publishing in the digital age, U-M will restructure its largest publishing affiliate, University of Michigan Press. With the changes, the press will shift its focus to the recruitment, production and dissemination of primarily digital monographs.

High-performance computational resources topic of meetings
Two town hall meetings will address the university’s vision for advancing high-performance computational resources and seek feedback about the most valuable ways U-M can invest in these resources.

Volunteers sought for new VOICES of the Staff network team
VOICES of the Staff, a program that gives staff members a forum for sharing ideas and defining campus community issues that matter most to the staff community, seeks volunteers to continue the dialog between U-M staff and leadership.

The Michigan Difference

Vote for your favorite UMMA Art Pick
As the U-M Museum of Art gets set to reopen March 28, a few friends of the museum are offering their favorites from selected works of art featured in the collection, and the museum invites the community to vote, as well. Find out what piece U-M football punter Zoltan Mesko says reminds him to have “the right amount of balance in everything I do.”
Then vote for your favorite.