Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, January 12, 2012

This video examines the concepts behind Pure Michigan Renegade, the University Musical Society's 10-week, 10-event series examining thought leaders and game changers in the performing arts. Among the performances is a remounting of the landmark avant-garde opera "Einstein on the Beach." That project is just the most recent example of how U-M serves as an incubator for developing international performance works.

U-M makes progress in transferring Native American remains
After 18 months of careful deliberation, U-M has completed a formal set of policies and procedures for handling Native American human remains and cultural objects from its museum collections under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Coleman discusses initiatives with campus communicators
Building on the university's rising global presence was among several initiatives President Mary Sue Coleman discussed in a Q-and-A style program with university communications professionals Wednesday. In an interview format led by Lisa Rudgers, vice president for global communications and strategic initiatives, Coleman also talked about subjects ranging from U-M's growing entrepreneurship and innovation culture to decreased state funding of education and the university's response.

Google town hall for administrative support staff
The Google Project Team will conduct a town hall meeting Jan. 18. The event is open to all administrative support staff who would like to learn more about U-M's move to Google. There will be a one-hour presentation followed by a Q-and-A. The event will be webcast live and posted for viewing afterwards.

UPDATE: Flooding cleanup at Medical Campus
After Tuesday’s water line break at the Medical Campus, some Cancer Center clinical areas were to reopen today, while the east end of Level B1 will remain closed until at least the end of the week as cleanup continues.

The Michigan Difference

Meeting the EV power demand
Three students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment have set their sights on making electric-powered vehicles more practical. By bridging the disparity between supply and demand of recharging stations, Javier Rivera, Lawrence Han and Ajay Varadharajan hope to create a new electric-vehicle market and put the brakes on "range anxiety" that many potential buyers have about such vehicles.