Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, July 20, 2009

This video presentation shows how U-M and Ann Arbor tourism officials have rolled out the red carpet to welcome a national electrician apprentice program next month.

University lands national electrician training conference
A national electrician apprentice program will bring 2,200 people to campus and a $5 million economic impact to the community Aug. 1-7. The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee moved its National Training Institute partly because of U-M’s commitment to organized labor, organizers say.

Faculty retirement outlook puts focus on economic incentives
A “perfect storm” of faculty staffing challenges in the next few years will sharpen the need for increased overall compensation, faculty representatives say. Looming retirements at U-M and other top institutions will increase pressure to retain or attract top academic talent from the next generation of tenured and tenure-track professors.

Stacey named women’s golf head coach
Cheryl Stacey has been named head coach of the U-M women’s golf team after spending the last four years as an assistant coach with the Wolverines. Director of Athletics Bill Martin on Friday announced Stacey would be the fourth head coach in the program’s 34-year history.

PODCAST: Do you want to know your Alzheimer’s risk?
More and more private companies are offering direct genetic testing to determine one’s risk of developing certain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. This trend raises a variety of issues: Do you want to know how much you may be at risk? What are the long-term effects of such knowledge?

The Michigan Difference

Lessons from the Holocaust
A collection of oral histories from Holocaust survivors, housed at UM-Dearborn, is being used by people from around the world in a variety of ways. For instance, ninth-graders in the state of Washington used the archive as a foundation for a series of storybooks for children.