Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mark Tucker poses in front of a mural that was installed several years ago at the Undergraduate Science Building as part of a student mural project. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, U-M Photo Services)

Class will create indoor murals for display in area businesses
Mark Tucker, art director for the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, is reviving a mural project for students in his "Art in Public Places/Big Paintings" class. “It has to do with the power of scale, and that it is presented in a public place. The message has a tendency to frankly be more dramatic. I essentially use the mural as a tool to bring an entire class together for a common purpose,” Tucker says. He's also looking for area businesses that will display the indoor murals his students create.

Regents approve faculty promotions
The Board of Regents on May 19 approved recommendations for promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, with tenure and/or promotion of faculty on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses.

All U-M varsity teams meet NCAA standard in 2009-10 APR report
All 27 varsity athletic teams' multiyear scores were above the 925 threshold score in the 2009-10 Academic Progress Rate data and penalty reports for Division I institutions released Tuesday by the NCAA. Five teams received perfect scores of 1,000: men's golf, men's gymnastics, men's tennis, women's basketball and women's tennis.

Online registration available for conference featuring U-M women leaders
University and health system faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a half-day event June 8 that focuses on learning from 10 successful U-M women leaders. Online registration still is available for U-M Women Leaders Making a Difference: Stories to Inspire Your Path.

The Michigan Difference

Hooked on Haiti
Haiti is the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, plagued by poverty, violence, and disease. But for School of Public Health alumnae Sarah Hackett and Rosemarie Rowney, the Caribbean country is a place of hope, and they can't stay away.