Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This video highlights an iPad app that enables users with fine motor control disabilities or vision impairment to send and receive email messages. It was the overall winner of the Spring 2011 Mobile Apps Challenge at Information and Technology Services. Click here to learn more about the app and the other winners.

Have a question? 'Ask M' for an expert answer
U-M has some of the world’s leading researchers, scientists and experts in a wide range of topics. The Office of the Vice President for Communications is bringing them directly to its Facebook audience through an interactive feature called 'Ask M.'

IDEA Institute seeks proposals to improve science, math teaching
The Instructional Development and Educational Assessment (IDEA) Institute, a collaboration between LSA and the School of Education, is seeking proposals from science and/or mathematics faculty related to the improvement of undergraduate teaching and learning of science or mathematics.

Road construction and lane closures set for medical campus
Spring means the start of construction season in Michigan, and at the U-M medical campus there are several major projects that will affect driving in the area beginning this month.

The Michigan Difference

UM-Flint students pedal to feed
A trio of UM-Flint students departed May 5 on a 100-day trip that will take them thousands of miles on bicycles with the goal of raising $5,000 for local and international charities. International student Han Seok Gyu from Korea came up with the idea they are calling “Pedal to Feed.” He is joined by fellow students Katherine Riley Smith and Timothy Johnson.