Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, January 28, 2011

A group of university students has created a video for the U-M Film Office showcasing Ann Arbor's diverse settings and resources in an effort to lure more film production to the area. It's designed to boost the economy by attracting jobs. The student filmmakers all say they want to stay in Michigan after graduation if they can find work. Click here to read an article about the project in Montage.

Project aims to enliven the North Campus experience
With a growing population of students at North Campus, the Division of Student Affairs, academics and other units are building a team to assess and enhance its social and cultural opportunities. The North Campus Project has been launched with a project manager, steering committee and a soon-to-be-formed advisory committee that will be chaired by Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper.

Four from university named Fulbright Scholars
Three U-M scholars from the Ann Arbor campus and one from UM-Dearborn have been awarded U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholar grants to conduct research abroad.

New website for U-M patients debuts Tuesday
The U-M Health System will launch a new website on Tuesday,, just for patients and potential patients. It will provide access to information about patient health and UMHS services and providers. That same day, the Health System’s main website,, will get a new look and easier-to-navigate structure.

The Michigan Difference

Carbon forestry pioneer
Working as an adviser on climate and forestry with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation in Laos, U-M alumnus Gabe Eickhoff spends about half his time wearing nice clothes in the Laos Department of Forestry advising on regulations, and the other half out in forests measuring trees. Eickhoff is part of an emerging field that aims to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by reducing deforestation.