Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pamela Smock, professor of sociology and women’s studies, discusses how the recession is affecting couples, families and children on different levels. Family gatherings can help keep people together during tough times.

Digital Media Commons joining with Library
The Digital Media Commons, which has served as a launching pad for a variety of new learning technologies, is being integrated into the U-M Library. The move will expand the DMC's reach and strengthen the Library’s role in facilitating research and learning.

U-M part of $1.4 million road pollution study
Researchers from the School of Public Health will join with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study whether pollution generated near heavily traveled roadways in the Detroit area contributes to more severe asthma attacks in children ages 6-14.

SNRE team wins award from The Wilderness Society
Ten graduate students at the School of Natural Resources and Environment are sharing The Wilderness Society's largest annual scholarship award for their research into public lands, renewable energy and California deserts. The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship comes with a $10,000 award.

The Michigan Difference

Spreading culture in Africa
Raymond Silverman, professor of art history and Afroamerican and African studies, has helped the people of Techiman, Ghana, create the Techiman Cultural Center. The center strengthens the ties among the diverse cultures of Techiman, and also serves as an attraction to draw tourists. Silverman’s work is profiled on Page 3 of the latest edition of History of Art departmental magazine.