Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, September 9, 2011

As the fall semester gets under way, President Mary Sue Coleman issues a video welcome to students, faculty and staff urging them to enjoy an academic year to be marked by new facilities, special celebrations and a variety of academic, cultural and athletic opportunities that range from the Burton Tower restoration to the opening of new hospitals and the first night football game at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan Law launches groundbreaking program in entrepreneurial law
A rare program in entrepreneurship and law 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. The Zell Entrepreneurship and Law Program establishes a clinic to offer free legal advice to Michigan's burgeoning number of student entrepreneurs, while simultaneously boosting the Law School's curriculum to train law students to better serve both startup and existing entrepreneurial businesses.
• A list of university programs that promote entrepreneurship.

U-M remembers 9/11 with events, Rosenthal Lecture
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, a scholar, columnist and Twitter commentator, will give the 2011 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture on Sept. 21. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the sweeping changes in the Middle East. The lecture is named after a 1979 U-M graduate who died in the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
9/11 commemorative events on campus, as well as articles about U-M and the tragedy.

UNDER THE LIGHTS: City announces Main Street closure for football game
The city of Ann Arbor has announced a temporary closure of Main Street for Saturday's night football game at Michigan Stadium. Main Street will be closed between West Stadium and Pauline boulevards beginning at 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come early and plan alternate routes to get around the stadium.

School of Education innovations right on time, Obama cabinet officer says
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said School of Education efforts to bridge the gap between teaching theory and practical classroom connections for teachers and students are improving the state of education at a critical time. Duncan was part of a discussion Thursday at U-M.

PHOTO: AOSS in Washington, D.C., to help showcase NSF research
Faculty and students from the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science were in Washington, D.C., this week to help showcase research funded by the National Science Foundation focusing on hazards to Earth, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. U-M is a leading center for space weather research.

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.