Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 18, 2010

U-M-affiliated Returned Peace Corps Volunteers were recognized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday. The event was one of several festivities last week marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s speech at the Michigan Union that led to the creation of the Peace Corps. Peace Corps-related events continue through Nov. 4. (Photo by Martin Vloet, Photo Services)

U-M receives grant to expand Family Medicine residency program
In response to an expected nationwide shortage of primary-care physicians, the U-M Health System’s Department of Family Medicine will receive nearly $1 million to increase the number of residents in its 3-year program. The federal grant is part of a $168 million initiative to expand the country's primary-care work force.

UM-Dearborn kicks off Sustainability Week today
A variety of events are scheduled as part of Sustainability Week this week at UM-Dearborn. Each day features themed activities, beginning with today’s Student Organization Fair that includes a campuswide canned-food and bottle drive. The week culminates with a community volunteer project and celebration banquet on Friday.

This week in the University Record
• Volunteers from Japan to train with Turner Geriatric Clinic
• Staff Spotlight: Tradition, fencing inspire procurement specialist
• Research: 3-D nanostructures created using capillary action forces
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

A leader in dentistry
The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Dr. Raymond Gist. Last week, the 1966 School of Dentistry graduate became president of the American Dental Association after serving a year as president elect. In May, he delivered the commencement address to dental students at Hill Auditorium. He discusses his personal journey in dentistry and offers advice to dental students in a series of videos.