Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, August 29, 2011

Preseason football practice is in full swing, as the first game of the season is only five days away. The Wolverines kick off against Western Michigan University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Michigan Stadium. The Athletic Department recently announced that a limited number of tickets remain for the 2011 Michigan football season. For more information, go to and utilize StubHub, the official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace for U-M Athletics. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

Police offer update on investigation into campus-area assaults
Police continue to investigate a series of sexual assaults near the U-M campus that occurred in July, plus an incident Aug. 18 in which a woman was grabbed, but broke free. University officials on Friday sent a letter to faculty, staff and students that offered an update on the investigation from three local police officials.

Student Move-In to impact traffic, parking
U-M student Move-In begins Wednesday and concludes Friday evening. The increased traffic this activity brings — along with several area street construction projects — may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems.

Stem cell research offers new hope for unlocking the secrets of bipolar disorder
New stem cell lines developed from the skin of adults living with bipolar disorder are providing researchers at the U-M Health System an unprecedented opportunity to delve into the genetic and biological underpinnings of the devastating mood disorder. The new research comes as the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, based at the U-M Depression Center, prepares to mark its 10th anniversary.

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The Michigan Difference

Dancing for a dream
While working for the Peace Corps in a rural community in El Salvador, Liliana Richter (LSA ’06) developed and managed over 50 projects and programs. She designed and taught entrepreneurial and career preparatory courses. She founded and coached a female soccer team. She collaborated with other volunteers to raise funds for 75 high school and university scholarships. And she appeared on the El Salvadoran television show “Dancing for a Dream.”