Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 11, 2010

J. Patrick Spicer, lecturer in industrial operations and instructor of IOE 424, Practicum in Production & Service Systems, presents the results of a class project that studied the university’s transportation needs and possible long-term solutions. Spicer presented the report Wednesday at a public forum designed to explore more efficient ways to connect Central, Medical and North campuses. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

Future meets past: U-M marks 40th anniversary of Earth Day
A wide range of events planned over the next two months will help celebrate U-M’s role in launching the environmental movement 40 years ago. To emphasize the importance and new complexity of issues surrounding the environment and sustainability, U-M has turned Earth Day into Earth Month.
Teach-In will address critical environmental issues and give voice to sustainability initiative.

U-M prepares for reaccreditation visit
More than 300 people from within U-M and outside will be involved in about 60 meetings on campus next week as part of the university’s reaccreditation process. To remain accredited universities must go through a process every 10 years that includes a self-study and site visit by the accrediting organization.

Early childhood education and care programs to be consolidated
Beginning in July 2010, U-M will consolidate the operations of all four Ann Arbor U-M Children’s Programs under University Human Resources. Consolidating operations will enable the university to increase infant and toddler care, offer 12-hour care to meet the needs of Health System families, create greater care opportunities for school-age children, and meet the need for neighborhood-based programs on North Campus.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing educational opportunity
Annette Karageanes clearly recalls the generosity of others who helped her succeed as a student and early in her career. She once asked someone who had helped her how to repay the debt. That person’s advice? Lend a helping hand to someone else someday. In that spirit the College of Pharmacy graduate (BSPharm, ’83) created the Karageanes Family Scholarship to support PharmD students. "Now is the time to act, to pay it forward," she says.