Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This piece by Melania Plasko was one of the winners in the School of Art & Design's Fall 2010 Annual All-Student Exhibition. Click on the image to watch a slideshow of some of the winning entries.

BREAKING NEWS: Brady Hoke named U-M football coach
Athletic Director Dave Brandon announced today the hiring of Brady Hoke as the 19th coach in the 131-year history of U-M football. Hoke arrives in Ann Arbor after spending the past eight seasons as a head coach at Ball State and San Diego State.

UMTRI collaborates with Toyota on new safety research center
The U-M Transportation Research Institute is one of three charter partners of a new advanced safety research center that will help reduce the number of traffic fatalities and injuries on America's roads. Toyota will commit $50 million for the Collaborative Safety Research Center at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor.

25th MLK Symposium presents nationally known speakers, films and programs
This month, U-M's 25th anniversary MLK Symposium is drawing former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod, CBS newsman Byron Pitts and other prominent leaders to campus. Read more about the MLK Symposium speakers in a special pullout preview in this week's University Record.

PODCAST: A look at what the new governor faces
As Gov. Rick Snyder begins his term as Michigan's new chief executive, Michael Traugott, professor of communication studies and a research professor at the Center for Political Studies, assesses what's ahead for Snyder, a political newcomer who says a bipartisan approach is needed to turn the state around.

The Michigan Difference

Professor on German high court
Susanne Baer, one of the Law School’s five William W. Cook Global Law Professors and a U-M alumna, has been elected to the German Federal Constitutional Court. She will serve a 12-year non-renewable term on Germany's top court, which handles several thousand cases a year. She is expected to continue her relationship with the Law School during her term.