Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Members of the CRLT Players are shown in silhouette as they present a sketch titled “The First Class” at the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation sponsored by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). More than 380 grad students are participating in the event, which started Monday and runs through today. The orientation includes 18 concurrent sessions from which participants select the ones they find most useful. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Photo Services)

PTS seeks help clearing lots for football parking
As U-M prepares to kick off the 2010 U-M football season Saturday, Parking & Transportation Services and the Athletic Department are asking employees to park all personal and university vehicles at off-site locations away from Michigan Stadium starting at 11 p.m. Friday prior to home football games.

Coleman authors Forbes column on ways to aid entrepreneurship
President Mary Sue Coleman wrote an article for in which she describes U-M’s interdisciplinary approach to helping students nurture their entrepreneurial spirit. She writes, “The educational programs designed to draw out these innovative thinkers must be welcoming to all students willing to take a risk on what some might call their ‘crazy ideas.’”

U-M launches effort to conquer common hospital-acquired infection
A $7.5 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health will fund an effort to learn why clostridium difficile is such a common and serious infection in U.S. hospitals and nursing homes. Researchers hope the deeper knowledge of the bacterium will lead to better prevention measures, treatments and ways to keep infections from recurring.

AATA to detour routes during student move-in
The U-M student move-in will close or redirect parts of several streets in the Central and Medical campus areas. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority will detour routes around the area through Friday in an attempt to avoid traffic congestion and maintain timely service.

The Michigan Difference

Through the client’s eyes
The kinds of clients and crises that social workers might encounter in the work world are now part of a new class developed by Richard Tolman, professor of social work, and Scott Weissman, lecturer in social work. Students portray authentic characters that use the diverse services that social workers provide. Tolman and Weissman discuss the ideas behind class starting on Page 8 of Ongoing, the School of Social Work magazine.