Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 7, 2010

The School of Natural Resources and Environment received a Gold LEED rating in 2005 for the renovation of the Samuel Trask Dana Building. Click on the picture to watch a slideshow of LEED-certified buildings at U-M.

U-M makes major commitment to ‘green’ building standards
U-M has adopted LEED Silver certification as its standard for major new construction projects. The new policy builds upon an existing commitment to exceed by 30 percent a widely recognized energy efficiency standard, giving the university one of the most rigorous construction standards among higher education institutions in the nation.

Michigan Stadium to go smoke-free with start of 2010 season
The Athletic Department will make Michigan Stadium a smoke-free zone when the 2010 football season opens against Connecticut Sept. 4. Smoking already was prohibited inside the stadium’s seated-bowl area. Now the smoke-free environment will extend to everything inside the gates of the Big House.

New applicant management system, website launching today
A new system for managing the hiring process at U-M launched today. It includes a new applicant management system, designed to support the hiring process for managers and administrators across all U-M campuses and the U-M Health System. Additionally, there is a new career website for applicants,, which offers a clean design and enhanced search functionality.

The Michigan Difference

The water boy
Adrienne Gilbert’s participation in the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Program led her to join the Peace Corps and serve in the Dominican Republic. In the current issue of the GIEU magazine, Beyond Borders, she writes about her friendship with the water boy in the community where she served, and her effort to help get him a birth certificate. Her story begins on Page 3.