Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Click the image to watch the student-produced public service announcement starring Desmond Howard.

BREAKING NEWS: New program set for entrepreneurship and law
The Zell Entrepreneurship and Law Program, a rare program launching this fall at the Law School will steep student lawyers in the arts of entrepreneurial businesses and also lead to groundbreaking entrepreneurial opportunities for students universitywide.

Football legend Desmond Howard urges students to 'stay in the blue'
Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard stars in a student-produced video that urges Michigan students to moderate their alcohol intake so they can "stay in the blue." The 30-second public service announcement debuted on the new high-definition video scoreboards at Michigan Stadium during the Wolverines' Sept. 3 season-opening victory. Howard will be recognized at the Big House during Saturday's first-ever night home game.

UMHS one of Metro Detroit's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
The U-M Health System once again has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. The recognition, given to UMHS for the fifth straight year, comes as a result of survey responses received from the Health System’s faculty and staff.

Recreational Sports finishes Elbel Field improvements
As part of ongoing renovations to recreation facilities across campus, the Department of Recreational Sports recently completed a project to significantly upgrade Elbel Field. A dedication ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the field.

Michigan College Advising Corps doubles service to underrepresented students
In the new school year, the Michigan College Advising Corps will more than double the number of MCAC advisers working to increase college-going plans among low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented high school students around the state of Michigan. The corps' base of operations is U-M's Center for Educational Outreach.

The Michigan Difference

Windows to energy
Harry Giles, clinical professor of practice in architecture, believes there is more to a window than typically meets the eye. His curiosity about the possibilities of windows for capturing, storing and transmitting building energy is the basis for a year-old partnership with fellow U-M investigators and researchers from China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University.