Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bruce Adolphe, director of family programs at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, has composed a cantata on civil rights and social justice to celebrate the School of Social Work’s 90th anniversary. In this video, Adolphe discusses his inspirations for "Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society," which the university Chamber Choir will premiere Nov. 18 at Stamps Auditorium in a performance that is open to the campus community.

U-M leads nation in Fulbright U.S. Student grants for 2011-12
U-M has 29 students receiving Fulbright grants for the 2011-12 academic year, topping the list of U.S. institutions for the fifth time in the past seven years. As participants in one of the most competitive and prestigious awards programs in the world, the students will travel to 25 countries to do research, study or teach English for six to 12 months. Their interests range from researching structural engineering in Norway and cancer screening in Tanzania to water quality in India and literature in Germany.

REMINDER: Nobel Prize winner to deliver Wallenberg lecture
Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese human rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate, will deliver her videotaped Wallenberg Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to an audience in Rackham Auditorium. A live Q-and-A session with Suu Kyi in Burma will immediately follow. Suu Kyi has not been expressly banned from leaving her country, but she fears she may not be allowed to return if she goes abroad.

Tentative agreement reached with nurses union
The university and the U-M Professional Nurses Council/Michigan Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

This week in the University Record
• Prominent psychiatrist and ethicist to deliver annual Waggoner lecture
• Faculty Spotlight: Teamwork key for Air Force ROTC major
• Poll: Most local leaders in Michigan report ongoing financial woes
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Students without borders
Every year in remote Guatemalan villages people die of treatable illnesses because of the distance between them and basic medical care. That’s why engineering students in Michigan’s Health Engineering for All Lives (M-HEAL) program are working to develop a sophisticated digital stethoscope that will transmit vital signs of patients in remote villages to specialists in Guatemala City. This video follows the students on an information-gathering trip to Guatemala earlier this year.