Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jim Craven, a conservator senior at the Bentley Historical Library, works on a rare book in the library’s Michigan Historical Collections. His process was captured as part of U-M Photo Services’ “A Day in the Life at the University of Michigan,” shot in a 24-hour period Oct. 24. Click the image to view a slideshow of photos from the project, and click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video of what goes into creating it. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services)

University taking steps toward e-textbook use
The university is in the early stages of an initiative that could save students money by moving to electronic textbooks, particularly in large, introductory-level classes where textbook costs can be high. Paul Courant, university librarian and dean of libraries, outlined the project on Monday.

Applicants sought for 2012 Michigan Road Scholars Tour
U-M instructional, research, and clinical track faculty are invited to apply for the 2012 Michigan Road Scholars Tour. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 7. The annual educational tour is designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and communities in the state.

U-M wins annual blood, organ donor challenges with Ohio State
Besides its football victory over Ohio State on Saturday, U-M won two other contests over the Buckeyes last week by signing up more people to the state's organ donor list and collecting more pints of blood in two annual challenges.

The Michigan Difference

Jumpstart on success
Seeing the educational needs of low-income, at-risk preschool students inspired senior Jillian Rodriguez to join Jumpstart, a collaboration between U-M and AmeriCorps that works with children who are a year away from kindergarten. Student volunteers meet weekly with children to strengthen their language, literary and social skills.