Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 27, 2011

Students in the College of Engineering's BLUE Lab have begun what they hope will be an extensive relationship to help the people of Nueva Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan in Guatemala. During spring break, they traveled to the remote mountain town to build a wind turbine that would provide much-needed electricity and stimulate business for townspeople who wove material for the turbine blades. This video shows the students in action.

UMHS joins with Red Cross to provide aid for tornado victims
The U-M Health System is working with the American Red Cross to provide volunteers who wish to help victims of the tornado that decimated much of Joplin, Mo., recently. Tony Denton, chief operating officer of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, outlines how those who are interested can help.

UM-Flint receives historical UAW records
UM-Flint is being given the historical records of UAW Local 599, one of the country's oldest UAW locals and, at one time, the largest. Approximately 200 linear feet of material dating from 1937 to 2010 will be available for research at the Genesee Historical Collections Center, a unit of the university.

GIEU students journey through Vietnam and Laos
The Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates in Vietnam and Laos partners GIEU students with Vietnamese students on a journey to explore and compare the meaning of an authentic intercultural experience in these two Southeast Asian countries. Follow their adventures over the past month on the project's blog.

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.