Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lloyd Johnston (left), distinguished senior research scientist and research professor for the Survey Research Center, greets Scott Dennis, senior associate librarian at the Hatcher Graduate Library, as Loyd Mbabu, librarian at the Hatcher Graduate Library, looks on during a reception for faculty award winners. The reception and a dinner for the honorees were Thursday at Rackham Assembly Hall. Click here to read a University Record story on the awards. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

U-M nominates six for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships
Six Wolverines have been nominated by the Provost's Council on Student Honors to compete at the national level for the prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. They will be among the thousands who compete each year for 32 Rhodes Scholar openings and 40 Marshall Scholar positions.

FALL ADDRESS VIDEO: President Coleman unveils initiatives
This video shows highlights from President Mary Sue Coleman's annual fall address this week at which she announced initiatives to develop innovative ideas about global challenges and opportunities, as well as to directly invest in U-M startup businesses. 

Sophomore Initiative offers food for thought
In a U-M classroom 70 sophomores studied the effects of doughnuts on their health and the environment. This month, they will write an essay on what it was like to eat on a daily budget of $3.50. The students are enrolled in a new course in LSA titled "Twenty Two Ways to Think About Food." It offers students a multidisciplinary learning experience, using food as the organizing principle.

'UNDER THE LIGHTS' VIDEO: A day of excitement and history in three minutes
The thrill of Wolverine football at the Big House reached a fever pitch Sept. 10, when Michigan took on Notre Dame in its first night home game. Relive the excitement that built throughout the day in this time-lapse video produced by Ben Logan, digital media coordinator for the Alumni Association.

CRIME ALERT: Home invasion
West Quad, 541 Thompson; 3 a.m. Oct. 8

The Michigan Difference

Promoting social justice globally
Tina Tam, who received a dual master's degree from the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise this year, has worked to promote global social justice by helping provide rural communities with access to renewable energy. She spent the summer of 2010 in China helping to provide households with access to clean and safe energy, and looks forward to working international social enterprises to help the world’s rural communities.