Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This North Campus sculpture, "Hob Nob," is among the wide variety of public art that can be enjoyed around U-M. The Record Update periodically will highlight pieces of public art at the university. Click the photo for more information about the piece, and click here to browse an online collection of artworks around U-M.

Erb students to help cities save money, gain energy efficiency
With the help of a grant from the Ford Motor Co., students from the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise are helping create a solution for challenges facing some of Michigan's poorest cities: an innovative financial model that will provide desperately needed capital to upgrade facilities, reduce energy consumption and save money.

Student-athletes take the stage tonight at annual Mock Rock
Varsity student-athletes will put their onstage talents on display tonight at Hill Auditorium in the annual Mock Rock fundraiser. Organizers hope to raise $100,000 for the Child and Family Life program of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Michigan Autism Partnership, and Student-Athletes Leading Social Change. Among the celebrity judges will be football coach Brady Hoke.

UM-Flint program joins commemoration of Raoul Wallenberg
The 20th anniversary of U-M's acclaimed Wallenberg program will be marked with the inauguration of “Wallenberg@Flint,” which builds on Ann Arbor’s annual commemoration of the life and courage of Raoul Wallenberg, a 1935 U-M graduate who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews near the end of World War ll.

The Michigan Difference

A home for a veteran
The recent presentation of a renovated house to U.S. Navy veteran Ashley Gordy capped off six months of work by two UM-Flint groups, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Student Veterans of America. A joint effort with Habitat for Humanity, the project involved thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars in donations.