Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 15, 2010

The School of Public Health’s Public Health Action Support Team spent spring break on a weeklong immersion trip to the south Texas Rio Grande Valley, working on activities along the U.S.-Mexico border in collaboration with Texas-based academic and community partners. Click on the photo to read more about the trip. (Photo by Dana Thomas)

Center for Afroamerican and African Studies marks 40 years
The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies celebrates its 40th anniversary later this week with a three-day series of academic panels, and student and alumni discussions. True to the era of the program's birth, the celebration will begin and end with music.

Seven nominated for three spots on SACUA
Seven faculty members have been nominated to fill three seats on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, which serves as the executive arm of the University Senate and the Senate Assembly. Candidate details can be found in this week’s University Record.

PODCAST: Equality is not a reality
Despite an impression in the media that would indicate women have achieved full equality, that is not the case, says Susan Douglas, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Communication Studies. Douglas calls this new representation of women “enlightened sexism,” but says they still suffer from pay inequities, discrimination and violence.

The Michigan Difference

Helping hand for laid-off workers
As Michigan’s economy shifts away from manufacturing, thousands of unemployed workers face the challenge of preparing for a new career. Helping them meet their retraining needs is LEARN, a program developed by Lynn Wooten, clinical associate professor of strategy and management and organizations at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. A collaboration among several organizations, LEARN provides university-level e-learning and career rebranding courses.