Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Michigan League will be alive today with more than 150 Detroit Public School children as they partake in a day of immersion in the performing arts. The Michigan Performance Outreach Workshop is conducting its second such event, which brings Detroit school children, whose arts programs have been cut, to the U-M campus to participate in the performing arts. This video recaps activity from MPOW's first event in November. Click here to read more about the program.

Group calls for increased investment in higher ed
The current edition of the University Research Corridor newsletter discusses the 2012 Michigan Turnaround Plan, which seeks to make Michigan a "Top Ten" state for job, economic and personal income growth. The plan includes strategies for leveraging the state's higher education system as a major asset in that effort.
Click here to view a video about the Michigan Turnaround Plan that includes comments by President Mary Sue Coleman.

UMHS provides iPads for some medical residents, families at CVC
The iPad is helping the U-M Health System rethink the textbook — and the magazine — for its doctors and for patients’ families. Families in the surgical waiting areas at the Cardiovascular Center can borrow an iPad, and some U-M medical residents are ditching textbooks for tablets.

Leadership symposium offers strategies for conservation groups
Strategies to meet the leadership and management challenges facing environmental groups is the focus of a special symposium March 16 at U-M. The discussions will give managers and leaders at southeast Michigan conservation groups the chance to learn new techniques and strategies to help their organizations.

The Michigan Difference

Saving face, saving lives
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a former winner of the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which is administered through the U-M Knight-Wallace Fellows program, won an Academy Award on Feb. 26 for her short documentary “Saving Face.” The film chronicles the disfiguring acid attacks that occur against women in Pakistan. She received the 2004 Livingston Award for her documentary “Reinventing the Taliban,” which was broadcast on the Discovery Channel.