Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 14, 2011

LSA freshman Donavan McKinney, a student in the Michigan Community Scholars Program, poses with former football coach Lloyd Carr at a celebration of volunteering and community service at Michigan's Capitol. Carr and McKinney, who was named Youth Volunteer of the Year by the Michigan Community Service Commission, spoke to a crowd gathered in front of the Capitol for the annual Giving and Volunteering Celebration on Wednesday. (Photo by Ayibatari Burutolu, Michigan Community Scholars Program)

U-M ranked a top Peace Corps Fellows/USA graduate school
U-M ranks No. 6 in the nation as a Peace Corps Fellows/USA school in the 2011 rankings of top Peace Corps Master's International and Fellows/USA graduate schools. U-M has 25 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers currently enrolled in the Fellows/USA graduate program.

Search has begun for dean of Art & Design
Provost Phil Hanlon has named a search advisory committee for the dean of the School of Art & Design. James Cogswell, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Art, will chair the committee that has been charged with conducting a broad search and presenting a slate of recommended candidates by the end of the fall semester.

Spring 2011 Design Expo on campus and online today
Watch undergraduate engineering students solve real world problems at locations on North Campus and online during the Spring 2011 Design Expo. The event is today from noon to 4 p.m. in the Duderstadt Center, Pierpont Commons, the EECS Building Atrium and Tishman Hall in the CSE Building — as well as on Facebook.

PTS asks that parking lots be cleared for spring football game
Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) and the Athletic Department are asking for faculty and staff assistance as they work to provide parking for attendees at the U-M spring football game Saturday.

The Michigan Difference

The story of StarKid
It's a story that couldn't have happened 10 years ago. A group of U-M students and alumni gained national recognition after posting videos of a student-produced musical on YouTube. The musical? A parody of the Harry Potter series called "A Very Potter Musical." The project spawned Starkid, which has gone on to produce other plays and musicals, including "A Very Potter Sequel."