Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More than 100 million Chinese people are 65 and older, and the proportion is expected to increase rapidly. Deborah Lowry, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Social Research discusses how Chinese families in the country and the city are coping with caring for aging family members as a ‘grey tide’ sweeps through China’s population.

University tells LEO discussing union activity in class violates agreement, state law
The university has put the Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO) on notice that a plan to use class time today and Thursday to discuss union activities is a violation of the U-M-LEO agreement and state law. LEO leadership had said it would ask lecturers to devote 10 minutes of class time to what it called a teach-in to explain the subject of current talks and publicize a rally Thursday.

Voices of the Staff compiles social media use guidelines
The expanding use of social media technologies in the workplace offers unprecedented opportunities, as well as possible unintended consequences. To help faculty and staff identify and avoid potential pitfalls, the Voices of the Staff Technology/Best Practices team has compiled "Guidelines for the Use of Social Media."

Multicultural lounge on North Campus will be named for activist Grace Lee Boggs
Activist, writer and speaker Grace Lee Boggs will become the newest honoree among University Housing’s multicultural councils. On Sunday, she will be the featured guest at the dedication of the Grace Lee Boggs multicultural lounge in Baits II Housing.

The Michigan Difference

Three generations of aero engineers
Over the course of three generations, the Criel family has witnessed much of the history of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Harry Criel, his son Todd and grandson Ben all graduated with Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees through the department. They discussed their memorable experiences and professors on page 2 of the latest edition of AeroNews, the department newsletter.