Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 29, 2010

A crowd of several hundred people turned out around noon Friday for a “flash mob” on the Diag to promote Ann Arbor’s campaign to win Google’s ultrahigh-speed broadband demonstration project. The flash mob, generated through online social networks, kicked off an afternoon of events billed as Google Fest for Google Fiber. Friday was the deadline for communities to answer the company’s Request for Information. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

U-M, Chinese university jointly fund renewable energy and biomedical research projects
U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China today launched two programs to jointly fund renewable energy and biomedical research projects involving investigators from both universities. The goal of the renewable-energy program is to develop new technologies that cut global carbon emissions and their impact on climate change.

U.S. Department of Justice to recognize SAPAC efforts
Representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice will visit U-M on Wednesday to showcase the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s efforts to promote and support awareness of sexual assault and intimate-partner violence on campus.

PODCAST: Nursing professor discusses importance of primary care
Joanne Pohl, a professor of nursing at the School of Nursing, discusses the need for more primary-care providers, including general-practice physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Pohl served on a panel that issued recommendations regarding primary care.

WORTH REPEATING: Public is invited to free RSC events
Several free, public events associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company's creative residency at U-M are scheduled for this week.

The Michigan Difference

A journey of faith
UM-Flint alumnus Christopher Paul Curtis has received more than a dozen awards for his novel “Bud, Not Buddy,” about a 10-year-old boy who flees an abusive foster family and sets out on a journey across Michigan. The story was adapted into a stage play that recently finished a two-week run at UM-Flint.