Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 14, 2012

The exhibition Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life ends May 20 at the U-M Museum of Art. This video explores the 
meaning and legacy of the Fluxus movement with founding member Ben Patterson.

UM-Flint part of new Center for Cognition and Neuroethics
The UM-Flint Department of Philosophy and Flint’s Insight Institute for Neurosurgery and Neuroscience have teamed up to create the state of Michigan’s only center charged with exploring the intersections of mind, medicine, and morality: The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics.

Student Affairs research symposium examines practice in motion
Student affairs professionals and interested students, faculty and staff from Ann Arbor and beyond will convene Wednesday at the Division of Student Affairs' ninth annual research symposium to discuss three overarching areas: How does one conduct research in fields that are essentially "practice in motion?" What does the research tell us? How can we apply research to the day-to-day work with students?

Women's softball, rowing teams win Big Ten titles
The U-M softball team swept a doubleheader from Purdue to win its fifth consecutive and 15th overall Big Ten championship on Saturday. The women's rowing team won its fifth Big Ten championship on Sunday, the team's first league crown since 2004.

The Michigan Difference

From homegrown to smartphone
Food banks are known for often lacking fresh produce, instead opting for shelf-stable, non-perishable foods. An article in LSA Today tells how U-M alumna Susan Evans and former LSA faculty member Peter Clarke want to help low-income families provide fresh, nutritious meals. For two decades they have worked to get fruits and vegetables into food banks. The final step in the mission: to show food bank clients ways to use all the fresh produce that is available. Evans and Clarke have developed a smartphone tool that customizes meal options for clients based on available produce.