Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 11, 2010

In this video, students in a U-M class on social venture creation describe their projects, in which they used entrepreneurship and engineering innovations to solve societal challenges.

U-M selects leader for North Campus Research Complex
Exactly one year after purchasing a 174-acre research campus formerly used for advanced pharmaceutical development, U-M has selected a leader who will steer the site’s transformation into a vibrant home for academic and private-sector research. And for that leader, David Canter, it also will be a homecoming.

International Institute announces record number of Fulbright offers
Forty-three U-M students were awarded a U.S. Department of State Student Fulbright grant to participate in research, study, or an English teaching assistantship abroad. The number of grant offers is the highest in U-M’s history. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

Varsity teams meet NCAA standard in 2008-09 academic report
All 25 U-M varsity athletic teams have exceeded the multi-year academic performance threshold required by the NCAA. Four teams — men's golf, men's tennis, women's gymnastics and women's tennis — received perfect multi-year scores. The report is based on four-year calculations of data from 2005-06 through the 2008-09.

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.