Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Law School has unveiled a new website to highlight its focus on internationalism. The site represents a nine-month effort by faculty and staff, and organizes information on the vast array of Law School programs, clinics, and classes that are geared to the study of law around the world. It also contains a video in which Steven Ratner, the Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, talks about the focus on internationalism and global affairs.

U-M, Women’s Sports Foundation establish research policy center
The Women’s Sports Foundation has selected U-M to establish a joint research and policy center, the Women’s Sports, Health, Activity and Research and Policy Center. The center will generate interdisciplinary research on issues related to women’s sports, health, gender issues and kinesiology.

Two from university elected to the Institute of Medicine
Two U-M faculty members — Dr. Peter Polverini, dean of the School of Dentistry, and Dr. Diane Simeone, Lazar J. Greenfield Professor of Surgery — have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Legal scholar says faculty must police themselves to protect academic freedom
While universities and their faculty must diligently protect academic freedom, so too must they self-police those colleagues whose extreme actions could ultimately undermine that freedom, a University of Houston legal scholar said Monday at the University Senate's 20th annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

Students have until Oct. 22 to seek $25K prize in business-idea contest
U-M students have until Oct. 22 to turn a one-page proposal into $25,000. The new Accelerate Michigan Student Idea Competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student taking at least two courses at a Michigan college or university this fall.

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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.