Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Catherine Nix (left) accepts a cupcake from Sharon Morioka of the Alumni Association while picking up tickets to Spring Commencement. Thursday was the last day students could collect their tickets for the ceremony Saturday. For up-to-date information about commencement events go to the U-M Commencement website or the Spring Commencement Facebook page. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

UM-Dearborn launching Center for Labor and Community Studies
UM-Dearborn will launch the Center for Labor and Community Studies on July 1. The center will incorporate the Labor Studies Center currently housed at the Ann Arbor campus, and will provide additional programs, research, seminars and other activities for the labor community and other groups.

U-M Library announces 18th century texts to be available online
The U-M Library announced the opening to the public of 2,229 searchable, keyed-text editions of books from Eighteenth Century Collections Online, a research database that contains every significant English- and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, as well as important works from the Americas.

Digital technologies added to dental curriculum
U-M dental students soon will be working with some of the most advanced technology in the industry, thanks to an agreement between the School of Dentistry and the 3M Digital Oral Care Department. 3M and its dental division, 3M ESPE, provided the school with digital impression-taking systems and related technologies to help prepare dental students for the increasing digitization of patient care activities.

The Michigan Difference

Difference Makers at Dearborn
UM-Dearborn has named 50 students as 2011 “Difference Makers,” a designation that identifies a student as one of the most significant contributors to the campus community. From scholars with publications and national conference presentations to officers in campus organizations to others making a difference in the larger community, these recipients are being recognized for their academic achievements, integrity, leadership and creative contributions.