Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, August 27, 2010

One-third of parents are concerned about the problem of cyberbullying, a recent C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital poll shows. In this video Dr. Matthew Davis, of the Medical School and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, talks about ways parents can protect their children from abusive behavior when they use the Internet.

William Davidson Institute program grants first small enterprise loan in Guatemala
A farmer in Guatemala was the first recipient of a loan that is part of a new, innovative financial program that allows Guatemalan migrants in the United States to act as guarantors for micro and small enterprise loans for family back home. The William Davidson Institute, in partnership with Microfinance International Corp., disbursed the loan to Romelia Pablo, who used it to fix her leaky roof and to buy livestock.

Delta College, UM-Flint reach agreements covering students, faculty, staff
Delta College and the University of Michigan-Flint have entered into two new agreements that will make it easier for Delta business students to transfer to UM-Flint, and for Delta faculty and staff to earn graduate credits. 

AOSS professor blogs about flooding in Pakistan
As Pakistan experiences catastrophic flooding, Richard Rood, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, College of Engineering, blogs about the situation in the Weather Underground. Rood, whose sister lives in Peshawar on the front lines of the flood, says the weather that has brought so much rain to Pakistan “has all of the elements of climate disaster of the type that is predicted to be more common in the future.” 

The Michigan Difference

Sustaining Kenya
The Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute is reaching out to promote sustainable conservation in the Laikipia region of Kenya, one of the most economically challenged and biologically diverse areas of the world. Undergraduate and graduate students are part of the Integrative Experiential Learning and Research project at the 48,000-acre Mpala Wildlife Conservancy and Research Center in Kenya.