Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

With construction of the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital looming in the background, a bucolic respite is available for anyone venturing into the Nichols Arboretum, as spring turns to summer along the leafy shores of the Huron River. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Photo Services)

Anonymous online screening for mental health concerns
Concerned about a mental health issue but don’t know where to turn? MiTalk, a tool designed specifically for U-M students to improve mental health and wellness, offers online professional mental health screenings and information about particular mental health conditions.

U-M hosts Sustainable Energy Fellowship
Forty students from around the country recently joined in an intensive, one-week Sustainable Energy Fellowship hosted by U-M. “The Sustainable Energy Fellowship is a unique and valuable opportunity for students to immerse themselves in multiple aspects of renewable energy,” says Prof. Andy Hoffman, fellowship co-leader and associate director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.

Kelsey Museum's Dig Diary features excavation blog
Most of us have seen artifacts in museums, read about archaeological discoveries or seen Indiana Jones and Lara Croft on the big screen. But what goes on behind the scenes at a real archaeological excavation? Suzanne Davis and Claudia Chemello, conservators for the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, are working at the Tel Kedesh project in Israel through July 17 and are keeping a blog of their adventures.

The Michigan Difference

Milestones in Giving
Private dollars have long helped U-M fulfill its public mission. A new feature on the Michigan Difference Web site highlights the history of donor impact on U-M's notable achievements.