Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

High school students from Southeast Michigan participate in teambuilding activities on Palmer Field. Fifty high school students were on campus Saturday for the Youth Leadership Experience, an activity organized by the Center for Educational Outreach. The YLE is designed to prepare high school students for college and to be effective global citizens engaged in transforming their communities through scholarship, work and service. (Photo by Kelly Hoeft, Center for Educational Outreach)

CIRRUS sets the stage for propelling U-M research forward
Efforts to provide an expanded portfolio of integrated research computing services at U-M are off to a good start with a new strategic partnership between the Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure and Information and Technology Services. The departments are joining together on an initiative called Computing and Information Resources for Research as a Utility Service.
• Researchers in LSA and the College of Engineering are piloting a high-performance computing cluster.

Burton Tower to be silenced temporarily, undergo renovations
The university temporarily will silence the chimes and carillon of the Burton Memorial Tower late this summer for only the second time in its 75-year history while the university makes repairs to the tower. A phased construction schedule will be proposed to work around peregrine falcons, which have become regular visitors to the campus landmark.

UM-Dearborn civic engagement project hitting the road this election season, a civic engagement website in which UM-Dearborn is a partner, will travel the state during the next month, interviewing more than 200 candidates running for state House and Senate seats. Videos of the interviews will be made available on the site, which seeks to empower and prepare the citizens of Michigan for the upcoming elections.

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Dental outreach to Kenya
Building on the Kenya Smiles initiative that launched in 2008, five School of Dentistry students went to the University of Nairobi earlier this year to provide oral health care and education. They examined hundreds of children and adolescents, and offered dental services in Kenyan villages.