Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, February 15, 2010

UM-Dearborn is reaching out to make a positive difference in the life, economy and culture of metropolitan Detroit through its Metropolitan Impact program. In this video, students, faculty and university leaders describe the initiative and what it hopes to achieve.

U-M earns place on Peace Corps’ annual top colleges rankings
For the 10th year in a row, U-M has placed on the Peace Corps’ top 25 list of large universities nationwide producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 73 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, U-M is at No. 8 in this year’s rankings. Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, 2,331 U-M alumni have served in it, making the university the No. 4 all-time producer of volunteers.

Faculty elections announced for DPS Oversight Committee
Elections to fill the two faculty representative positions on the university’s Department of Public Safety Oversight Committee will take place in the next few weeks. One position will be filled by a member of the Senate faculty in an election conducted by the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs. The second position, representing non-Senate faculty, will be filled through an election in which lecturers, emeriti, adjunct and clinical faculty members will participate.

Public forum on social media, Internet to promote FDA-regulated products
The U-M Health System invites members of the public to attend a free community forum to discuss how industry should be allowed to use social media and the Internet to promote Food and Drug Administration-regulated medical products such as prescription drugs for humans and animals, prescription biologics and medical devices. The event will take place from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center.

The Michigan Difference

Sprinting to the top
Paralympian Jerome Singleton (left), a senior Industrial and Operations Engineering student, recently set a world record in the 60-yard dash. Singleton, whose right leg was amputated below the knee when he was 18 months old, finished with a time of 7.34 seconds at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational track and field meet at Ann Arbor on Jan. 23. He broke the previous record by 0.44 seconds.