Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Students Josh Palka (left) and Adam Wilensky say goodbye to their hair as they have their heads shaved to raise money and awareness for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research. The two, being shorn by Rachel Hackney (second from left) and Lindsay Kubont of Nogginz Hairshop, were among 45 Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers and other volunteers who shaved their heads in the fundraiser recently. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

Joseph Rosa appointed new director of U-M Museum of Art
Joseph Rosa, the Art Institute of Chicago’s chief curator of architecture and design, will become the new director of the U-M Museum of Art, the university has announced. The appointment, pending approval by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1. Rosa will become the seventh director of UMMA. He has curated more than 30 exhibitions on contemporary architecture and design and is the author of 14 books.

University suspends student travel in violence-plagued northern Mexico
The university has suspended student travel to areas of northern Mexico that have seen an increase in the severity of violence and other criminal activity. The action comes after a review by U-M's International Travel Oversight Committee determined travel near the Mexico-U.S. border has become particularly hazardous and likely will remain so for an extended period.

Enriching Scholarship program to receive Library of the Future Award
The American Library Association has named U-M’s Enriching Scholarship program the 2010 winner of the ALA/Information Today Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

Participation lively at Sustainability Town Hall
More than 150 faculty, students and staff offered their suggestions for ways to create a more sustainable campus at the second town hall meeting sponsored by the Graham Sustainability Institute and the Office of Campus Sustainability.

The Michigan Difference

50 who are making a difference
Fifty UM-Dearborn students who are making a difference now and have the potential to make an impact as future leaders are being honored for their academic achievement, integrity, leadership and creative contribution. The "Difference Makers" award was created as part the campus’ 50th anniversary celebration.