Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, October 29, 2010

During a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., Steven Ceccio, professor of mechanical engineering, and naval architecture and marine engineering, speaks about efforts to encourage more students to consider naval engineering. The panel was sponsored by the Coalition for National Security Funding, a group of universities and scientific societies that advocates for increased federal funding for basic research at the Department of the Defense. Ceccio directs the Naval Engineering Education Center, which is led by U-M and includes 15 other universities, defense companies and science societies.  (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

U-M teams with AAPD to promote a healthy, safe Halloween weekend
In a continuing effort to reduce the harmful consequences of alcohol use, and support responsible drinking and non-drinkers, the university has joined with the Ann Arbor Police Department to increase awareness about health and safety this Halloween.

Nominations sought for staff diversity award
Nominations are being accepted for the third annual U-M Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award. It recognizes staff members who work to achieve a welcoming, supportive and inclusive working environment. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 3.

REMINDER: MHealthy plans two flu shot clinics in November
MHealthy, in collaboration with Michigan Visiting Care, is conducting two walk-in flu-shot clinics in November. This year’s seasonal flu vaccine provides protection against three different strains of influenza virus, including the 2009 H1N1 virus. Other immunization options are available for those unable to attend one of the mass clinics offered by MHealthy.

University sponsors post-viewing talk on ‘Waiting for Superman’
The national debate on the state of K-12 education in America sparked by the film “Waiting for Superman” comes to Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater on Wednesday when U-M schools and centers will sponsor a viewing and panel discussion from 6:30-10 p.m.

The Michigan Difference

Get Fresh Detroit
Many inner-city Detroiters don’t have easy access to fresh vegetables, but U-M students Noam Kimelman and Zach Markin are trying to change that. They spent their summer launching Get Fresh Detroit, a business that puts fresh fruits and vegetables in the corner stores and liquor stores where many of the city's residents shop for food. The founders estimate that fresh produce is now more accessible to 4,500 people in Detroit.