Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Film student Alex Montalbán wears a favorite corduroy jacket that once belonged to his grandfather, actor Ricardo Montalbán, during a tribute for the late actor. (Photo by Vivianne Schnitzer)

Latino program, grandson remember Mexican actor Ricardo Montalbán
LSA film studies senior Alex Montalbán says he has learned more about his actor grandfather Ricardo Montalbán “here at the university than in all previous years.” Much of this knowledge has come through the popular course “Latinos in the media,” taught by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, a professor in the Latino/a Program.

Inaugural group receives teaching innovation prizes
Five teaching innovations are being honored with the university’s first Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize and a $5,000 award honoring the most original approaches to teaching and creativity in the classroom.

Williams takes stage for last lecture
Even as Ralph Williams said goodbye to members of the U-M community this week, it was in the style many have come to know from the beloved professor: a larger-than-life delivery filled with exuberant messages about life, love and sense of self.

Five U-M programs ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report
The university continues to demonstrate its leadership in higher education as measured by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools. In “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” five programs are ranked 1st: nuclear engineering, American politics, social psychology, behavioral neuroscience and economic sociology.

The Michigan Difference

Media medicine man
He trained as a neurosurgeon at U-M, intending to start a quiet practice in Michigan. But plans changed for Dr. Sanjay Gupta. CNN’s chief medical correspondent travels the planet to learn more about global health perspectives, which he explains to everyday folks using everyday language.