Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Law student Nathaniel Hopkin aims to overcome a friendly obstacle while playing miniature golf during the Law School's annual Midway Madness celebration, a rite of passage for second-year law students marking the halfway point to their graduation. Click on the photo for a slideshow of images from this year's event. (Photo by Leisa Thompson Photography)

Tenth annual Depression on College Campuses conference to focus on student strengths
The annual Depression on College Campuses Conference, scheduled for March 7-8, marks its 10th anniversary this year. It will feature workshops and sessions focused on how college students can draw upon their own strengths, resilience and sense of social connectedness to help them maintain mental health and wellness, addressing depression before it starts.

Biomedical researcher named director of program development at NCRC
A leading biomedical researcher at U-M has stepped into a new role at the North Campus Research Complex. Colin Duckett, professor of pathology and internal medicine, starts today as director of program development for the NCRC, where he will be responsible for the establishment of research teams and support infrastructure.

UM-Flint earns National Weather Service designation
The National Weather Service has designated UM-Flint as a “Storm Ready” university. As such, the campus is part of a nationwide community-preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle local severe weather and flooding threats.

The Michigan Difference

Keeping art alive in Detroit
Janie Paul, associate professor in the School of Art & Design, knew children in underprivileged communities like Detroit had little access to arts education. So she began Detroit Connections, in which A&D students give weekly art lessons to Detroit-area elementary students. The program not only has helped local children to learn more about art, but also has introduced U-M students to Detroit’s rich cultural heritage.