Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Construction is under way on the Law School’s Robert B. Aikens Commons and new academic building, but viewers can take a virtual tour of what the buildings are expected to look like via a 3-D animation on the Law School’s Web site.

Associate professor emerita learns U-M grads survived quake
A retired associate professor of nursing who helped start a nursing school in Haiti learned late Wednesday that two associates — both U-M graduates — had been found after being caught in an earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation Tuesday just an hour after the couple arrived. U-M officials said they believe there are no current students or faculty in Haiti.

UM-Dearborn students, professors working on Ford SYNC apps
Six engineering students at UM-Dearborn were invited to be among the first developers to adapt Ford Motor Co.’s new SYNC application programming interface for in-car voice-controlled smartphone mobile apps.

Student Sustainability Initiative wins international award
The U-M Student Sustainability Initiative recently earned the Student Entreneurship Award from oikos International, a global student organization focused on sustainable economics and management. The SSI won for the "Sustainable Campus" category.

The Michigan Difference

A sports agent’s life
When people hear the title “sports agent,” it may conjure up images from the movie “Jerry Maguire” and multimillion-dollar contract negotiations. In reality, says Justin Schulman, the job is more of “a personal concierge for our players,” working with off-the-field marketing, endorsement agreements and charity events. Schulman’s clients with Athletes First of Irvine, Calif., include former Wolverines Amani Toomer, Adrian Arrington, Tim Jamison and Chad Henne.