Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, March 25, 2011

U-M alumnus Kim Sauve, artist and owner of Quadratic Masonry, shows the mathematical art project he recently installed on the second floor of UM-Dearborn's College of Arts, Sciences and Letters Building. More than 70 alumni, faculty and staff members contributed to the project. Click the photo to learn more about it. (Photo courtesy of Kim Sauve)

SPH team returns to Texas for multicultural service learning
The Public Health Action Support Team, a group of School of Public Health students, staff and faculty, recently traveled to southern Texas, near the border with Mexico, to learn first-hand about health issues that are unique to multicultural populations and to assist partners there. It was a return trip for the team, which visited the area in 2010 to work on preparedness and response for hurricanes and H1N1 influenza.

David Lampe appointed to new OVPR communications position
David Lampe has been appointed to the newly created position of executive director of research communications in the Office of the Vice President for Research. For more than three years, Lampe has served as vice president for communications. Kallie Bila Michels, associate vice president for communications, will lead the Office of the Vice President for Communications on a temporary basis.

U-M Health System collecting supplies for Japan medical relief
Faculty, staff and trainees at the U-M Health System have been collecting medical supplies, bottled water and other items for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and now they are working to meet another urgent need: diapers and infant formula.

The Michigan Difference

Witness to a new Egypt
Sharief El-Gabri, a Fulbright U.S. Student fellow from U-M, has a front-row seat to the political changes going on in Egypt, where his father's family still lives. He is teaching English in nearby Jordan, and recently visited Cairo, the capital of the Arab country where he witnessed its first steps in the post-Mubarak era. He posted his observations on the International Institute's blog.