Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In an effort to help bring about sustainable social change, College of Engineering students led several development initiatives in Jamaica through the BLUElab project. BLUElab is a student-run organization that works toward sustainable solutions to development problems at home and abroad.

Coleman tells Detroit educators U-M is best choice for top students
President Mary Sue Coleman and other university officials have a message for Detroit Public Schools officials: U-M is the best choice for their high-achieving students, and the university has the desire, resources and commitment to make it happen. Coleman presented her case to the district’s principals and counselors Tuesday at the Wolverine Outreach Workshop Reception.

CMU trustees agree to buy public TV station from U-M
Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees has voted to purchase WFUM-TV in Flint from U-M. The announcement on CMU’s Web site says the board approved the purchase for $1 million. U-M announced in April that it planned to discontinue operating the station because of continued revenue shortfalls and the need for the university to control costs where possible.

Two from university are elected to the Institute of Medicine
Two U-M faculty members — Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology and S.P. Hicks Professor of Pathology, and Dr. Ana Diez Roux, professor of epidemiology, director of the Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, and associate director of the Center for Social Epidemiology — are among the 65 new members of the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

ITS offering after-hours support for faculty and staff
Information and Technology Services is now offering after-hours help-desk support for U-M faculty and staff. Online and telephone services allow the reporting of system or application outages and slow response times, or to request assistance with resetting passwords for administrative systems and applications available on Wolverine Access.

The Michigan Difference

A place for kids to grow
Lindsey Cottrell would like to grant every request that comes to The Olevolos Project, but all too often she finds herself having to say no. It’s a difficult, but frequently necessary part of the School of Public Health alumna’s job as she focuses on the overall goal of the project, which is building an orphanage to give children in a Tanzanian village a chance at a normal childhood.