Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Christopher Yun, center, a Master of Social Work student from Livonia, watches as Greg Lapinski, left, and Navya Ashok cut shapes at the U-M Child Care Center. The School of Social Work conducted its fourth annual Community Service Day on Tuesday. About 220 incoming and current MSW students volunteered at eight sites in Detroit and Ann Arbor. At the Child Center Center, students played with the children and helped the center's staff prepare to relocate to a temporary facility for remodeling. (Photo by Jared Wadley, News Service)

Plaques on Michigan Stadium represent state’s 83 counties
When the gates of the renovated Michigan Stadium open Saturday, Michigan fans may hear some interesting new chatter. “Meet me at Gogebic” and other Michigan counties could be as common as "Go Blue!" Individual engraved plaques have been installed along the stadium’s lower concourse with the names of all 83 Michigan counties. The plaques are situated alphabetically from Alcona to Wexford.

CTools upgrade contains enhancements, new tools
The CTools team has released a series of upgrades that contain new tools as well as enhancements to existing tools.

Advanced display technology produces smallest Block M logo
U-M researchers have created what they believe is the smallest color Block M logo by using a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely spaced gratings. The process is a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens.

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.