Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, May 20, 2010

School of Art & Design student Zhang Zhang and School of Information students Yi Wei Chia, Stan Lin and Jessica Hullman received a first-ever Yahoo! Boost Award to continue the development of a custom multi-touch table and "Chance-It!" — an application that uses the table to explore aspects of the creative process. The project initially was one of six GROCS 2010 projects supported by the Digital Media Commons. "Conceivably, tables modeled after this one could become resources for schools or museums with relatively small budgets," says Linda Knox, GROCS program manager. The award will support the project's development, with a goal to make both the table and the application accessible beyond the U-M community.

MHealthy photo exhibit addresses mental illness and family
In support of National Mental Health Month, the MHealthy Understanding U program is sponsoring the art exhibition “NOTHING TO HIDE: Mental Illness in the Family,” featured at the Hatcher Graduate Library through June 28. The exhibit includes 20 photographs and text from interviews with individuals and their families whose lives have been affected by mental illness.

University Unions employees learn a latte at coffee workshop
From designing latte art to coffee tasting, more than 60 local and regional coffee café personnel honed their craft during the Coffee Skill Building Workshop, hosted by The Specialty Coffee Association of America at Pierpont Commons.

CRIME ALERT: Home Invasion
1100 block of Oakland Avenue (off-campus near East University Avenue).

The Michigan Difference

A tale of two cities
In a new series, "Rebuilding Detroit's Schools: A Tale of Two Cities," Michigan Radio will examine the challenges faced by Detroit Public Schools and how the city can learn from the reform strategies being used in New Orleans. These reports will air Monday-Friday for the next two weeks at 5:20 a.m., 7:20 a.m., and 4:50 a.m. during “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”