Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Andrew State of Makerere University in Uganda shares a conversation with President Mary Sue Coleman during the New Faculty Orientation luncheon and information fair. The event, sponsored Wednesday by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, was an opportunity to introduce new faculty to the university and allow them to share experiences and strategize about good teaching. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

Ross students raise nearly $67,000 in less than 48 hours
Incoming MBA students at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business have transformed orientation into a fundraising blockbuster for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In their first days on campus, first-year MBAs raised nearly $67,000 for Make-A-Wish, beating the deadline and surpassing the initial goal set by the school's Ross Impact Challenge, a competitive fundraiser launched by the Ross Leadership Initiative. At its core the Ross Impact Challenge is a creative leadership task that draws on students' skills in finance, accounting, marketing, and general management before classes even begin.

PHOTOS: Students return to a renovated Couzens Hall
Move-In, the annual exercise of unloading and unpacking students for another year at U-M, began Wednesday. Among the residence halls that students are moving into is the newly renovated Couzens Hall, which had been closed since May 2010 for extensive renovations and major upgrades to the infrastructure.

PTS asks that lots be cleared for football parking
As U-M prepares to kick off the 2011 U-M football season Saturday, Parking & Transportation Services and the Athletic Department are asking employees to park all personal and university vehicles at off-site locations away from Michigan Stadium starting at 11 p.m. Friday prior to home football games.

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 more than 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.”