Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Saturday, September 11, 2010

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, answers questions during a presentation and discussion on leveraging federal stimulus dollars at U-M and in the state of Michigan. Seated behind Dingell is Stephen Forrest, vice president for research, who also spoke at the session that took place Thursday at the Institute for Social Research. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, Photo Services)

U-M sports legend Ron Kramer passes away
Two-time U-M football consensus All-American and All-Pro tight end Ron Kramer passed away Saturday at age 75. A mainstay at the Athletic Department until the time of his passing, Kramer was a nine-time letter winner in three sports. His No. 87 was one of five to be retired by Michigan football.

Leaders offer broad discussion of U-M’s sustainability initiative
Three leaders of U-M’s effort to promote sustainability throughout the university discuss this campuswide initiative in a question-and-answer interview. Monday's University Record will include a supplement about sustainability on campus and the upcoming EarthFest.

U-M, MFA program and Ann Arbor score high in three recent rankings
The university, its Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, and U-M's prominent role in the Ann Arbor community are reflected in the high rankings cited in three recent listings: the QS World University Rankings for 2010, Poets & Writers magazine’s Top Fifty MFA Programs and the American Institute for Economic Research’s College Destinations Index.

UMHS statement regarding use of animals in Survival Flight training
U-M has posted a statement on the use of animals in the training of U-M Health System Survival Flight staff. The statement is in response to criticism of the training by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The Michigan Difference

Sandblasted for science
A team of atmospheric science students working with Nilton Renno, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, spent much of the summer chasing dust devils in Africa and the western United States. It’s part of a five-year project that could help scientists develop more precise climate change models.