Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 11, 2010

A smart swarm of unmanned, four-wheeled robots that operate with a “hive mind” will participate in an international urban reconnaissance contest in Australia on Nov. 10. Click the image to view a video about the robots. Click here to read more about the MAGIC project.

JFK cousin to participate in Peace Corps celebration on the steps
Ann Arbor resident Marnee DeVine remembers the early morning of Oct. 14, 1960, when her cousin and presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy, addressed a crowd on the steps of the Michigan Union and issued a challenge that would lead to the formation of the Peace Corps. DeVine will be on those same steps for a ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s address.

Law School’s Human Trafficking Clinic to open site in Mexico
The Law School's Human Trafficking Clinic has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to open a similar clinic in Zacatecas, Mexico, in 2011. Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harboring or receipt of people for the purposes of slavery, forced labor and servitude.

University to issue message about peer-to-peer file sharing
This week, the university will send to all faculty, staff, and students a short e-mail message about peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright infringement.

This week in the University Record
• Coverage of U-M researchers at the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit
• Congolese doctor to receive the university's 20th Wallenberg Medal
• Staff Spotlight: Fragility of ice inspires champion carver
Read these stories and more in the University Record, on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Blogging about the Peace Corps
As U-M celebrates 50 years of the Peace Corps this week, recent U-M graduates Nate Gire and Kelsey Kennedy are blogging about their experiences as new volunteers with the organization. They started their Peace Corps assignment in Lima, Peru, in September.