Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, January 20, 2011

From left, Phil Perez, Antonio Dyson and Lawrence Mead Jr. chat with a student at North Quad during a recent visit. The three were among a group of 15 students from Chicago brought to U-M by George Dong, an alumnus and Teach for America educator at Urban Prep Academy for Young Men's East Garfield Park campus, a public charter high school for young African-American men. He said the visit last weekend was part of an effort to expose the students to college life. (Photo by George Dong)

Coleman says U-M ready to help Snyder turn state around
U-M stands ready to leverage its leadership role in economic development to help Gov. Rick Snyder pursue a turnaround in the state's fortunes, President Mary Sue Coleman said Wednesday. Coleman, in her reaction to Snyder's first State of the State address, cited an agreement between the University Research Corridor and Procter & Gamble as an example of higher education's role in the state's resurgence.

UMMA receives major architecture award for expansion, renovation
The U-M Museum of Art has been recognized as one of 10 projects worldwide with the 2011 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence.

Research Partnership Program offers funding opportunities
Stephen Forrest, vice president for research, and Janet Weiss, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, have announced the 2011 Research Partnership Program, which includes a pair of funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students.

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.