Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Participants surround the Diag as part of the fifth annual Circle of Unity. The event, sponsored by the Michigan Community Scholars Program, was part of Monday's MLK Symposium events. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)

Shirley Sherrod tells of drawing strength from 'we the people'
Shirley Sherrod, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture official who was forced to resign over misrepresented remarks at an NAACP event, delivered the keynote address for the Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium on Monday. She discussed a life spent working for change, and how her experiences helped her navigate the media firestorm that followed the incident last year.
Water activist and author Maude Barlow will discuss the global water crisis as part of the MLK Symposium and the LSA Water Theme Semester.

Couzens Hall receives EPA designation for energy-efficient building design
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded U-M the Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR® certification for energy conservation measures with the Couzens Hall renovation project, making its estimated building performance among the top 25 percent of facilities in the United States.

Winners in Mobile Apps Challenge announced
Apps that let people create digital copies of their event tickets, organize task lists, and meet people with shared interests through location-based social networking are among the winners in the 2010 Michigan Mobile Apps Challenge.

CRIME ALERT: Armed robbery
Off-campus, 700 block of Oxford Road near Hill Street.

The Michigan Difference

An alum's atonement
Robert Wollack was a fallen cop, sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to sell cocaine. It was there that he got his second chance, which led to a degree from the School of Social Work and his new life helping others get their second chance. Wollack is founder and president of Wolverine Human Services, a non-profit organization that works with troubled youth in Detroit.