Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Brian Gutman, an undergraduate student in public policy, displays his project at the recent Gramlich Showcase of Student Work. The event at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy features projects on a broad range of local, national and international policy challenges. Established in 2008, it honors economist and former Ford School Dean Ned Gramlich. Click here for a video of the showcase (Flash plug-in required). (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

Google first round conversion only the beginning
More than 113,000 faculty, staff and students now can access Google tools with their UMICH account to collaborate with peers, easily share and edit documents, and replace travel time with work time through video chats and hangouts. In this video Laura Patterson, associate vice president and chief information officer, talks about Google's possibilities in the first part of a series on the future of information technology at U-M.

U-M partners with doctors in India to advance trauma care, research
The U-M Health System is collaborating with one of India’s top academic medical programs on trauma care research and to foster exchanges of medical personnel and ideas. The alliance with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences marks the first such partnership between academic medical programs in the U.S. and India around trauma care.

Senate Assembly elects three to fill seats on SACUA
The Senate Assembly on Monday elected faculty members from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, LSA and the School of Dentistry to three-year terms on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs. Scott Masten, Sally Oey and Dr. Rex Holland will join the nine-member executive arm of the faculty governance system on May 1.

Walk-ins welcome at MHealthy Rewards wellness screenings today and Wednesday
Walk-ins are welcome at the on-site StayWell Wellness Screenings at the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union today and Wednesday. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to complete their annual health questionnaire before the screening.

CRIME ALERT: Unarmed robbery
Nichols Arboretum, about 4:40 p.m. Monday.

The Michigan Difference

Relieving hunger in West Africa
The Dogon people of West Mali are facing starvation because of a drought. Beverly Strassman, professor of anthropology, has been studying this group for years and, seeing their plight, stepped in to help. With the aid of colleagues Strassman hopes to provide about 30 trucks of food to 12 villages in the affected region. Knowing conventional relief efforts don’t reach this remote area, Strassman has been raising money to provide relief herself.