Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 22, 2010

President Mary Sue Coleman congratulates LSA senior Wan Ying Teoh for being designated a James B. Angell Scholar at the 87th Annual Honors Convocation, which took place Sunday at Hill Auditorium. The event recognizes undergraduate students for their distinguished academic achievements. In her address to the students, Coleman urged them to let their dreams motivate them to meet the world's challenges. "Turn bad into good, and good into great," she said. (Photo by Scott Galvin, U-M Photo Services)

University issues call for ideas to improve sustainability efforts
The university is soliciting ideas for ways to improve sustainability efforts on campus. It has issued a call for ideas from students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders as part of a large-scale Campus Sustainability project.

Prescribed burn planned for North Campus
The Plant Operations Grounds Services department is planning to conduct two controlled burns in areas of North Campus this month and into April. The areas to be targeted are the native and wildflower garden on the east side of the Bentley Library and the oak-hickory wood lot west of the Space Research Building.

PODCAST: Local government leaders give low marks to state officials
The latest Michigan Public Policy Survey shows local government leaders distrust state officials, raising questions about the ability of officials in Lansing to produce policy solutions that depend on local implementation. Tom Ivacko, program manager at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, talks about the survey findings.

The Michigan Difference

Former Los Angeles gang members trying to lose the markings of their previous lifestyle have an ally in plastic surgeon and U-M alumnus Dr. Frank Ryan. For the last 15 years, Ryan has been removing visible gang-related tattoos without charge for youth who want to lose their markings so they can stand a better chance of landing a job, and with it a second chance. “These youth have already done the hardest thing by leaving the gang,” Ryan says.