Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, February 1, 2010

David Lipton, who received his dental degree from the School of Dentistry in 2008, draws a giggle from a young patient as he checks her lymph nodes during a previous Give Kids a Smile program. The American Dental Association’s annual program will take place again Saturday, offering several free oral health care services to children in need. Registration is limited to the first 100 children and is on a first-come first-served basis. Click here for more details. (Photo by Jerry Mastey, School of Dentistry)

Plans taking shape for 50th anniversary of Peace Corps
As preparations are being made locally and nationally to celebrate 50 years of the Peace Corps, those at the university where the idea was sparked are seeking stories from faculty, staff and students who served as volunteers, staff or consultants in the program. A Web site has been created to collect stories and showcase planned events.

Census contest aimed at students, parents
U-M has launched a contest aimed at increasing student participation in the 2010 Census, offering $3,000 in prizes for short videos designed to help ensure students are properly counted. Historically, student neighborhoods in other college towns have low response rates for census forms, which can result in lower population counts for affected municipalities.

WCTF Annual Career Conference set for March 5
Registration is now open for Women of Color Task Force 28th Annual Career Conference. The event will feature 40 professional and personal workshops on a variety of topics. Keynote speaker is Gail Perry-Mason, first vice president of financial services for Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and co-author of several financial education self-help books.

The Michigan Difference

Cool with the cold
Fascinated with Antarctica since the fourth grade, Stuart Klipper has made six voyages to the bottom of the world and has captured thousands of photos of the continent’s icy landscape. Author of a new book “The Antarctic: From The Circle To The Pole,” the 1962 alumnus has been called “the definitive photographer of Antarctica in the modern era.”