Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Members of the Navy ROTC Exhibition Drill Team perform in Regents’ Plaza for the Military Officers Education Program Committee. From left are Midshipman Third Class Garin Krahn, Midshipman Third Class James Haberer, Midshipman Fourth Class Brett Hasson and Midshipman First Class Ian Topping. The team performed Tuesday and is part of the Competition Drill Team that placed second recently in a national competition. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

U-M, NCAA collaborate on project to distribute student-athlete data
A new partnership between U-M and the National Collegiate Athletic Association will allow easy public access to NCAA data on the life experiences and academic performance of student-athletes. The most recent Division I Academic Progress Rate dataset is now available online. It tracks academic progress, eligibility rates, retention rates, and penalty and award information of Division I athletes between 2003 and 2008.

Dental school, community clinics team up on prosthodontic project
The School of Dentistry is enhancing long-standing partnerships with two community health care organizations to initiate a pilot program that will provide much-needed prosthodontic care for patients to help them improve their biting, chewing and speaking functions.

University donates blood in Big Ten challenge
U-M collected 1,356 units of blood from students, faculty and staff during the Big Ten Blood Drive challenge, meeting 105 percent of its goal.

WORTH REPEATING: A2 Fiber ‘call to action’ to the university community
The university and the city of Ann Arbor have teamed up in an effort to convince Google to pick Ann Arbor for Google’s Fiber for Communities trial. One of the key components of Google’s selection process is applicants must demonstrate strong community support and participation.

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.