Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Legendary game designer and U-M alumnus Sid Meier (right), spent the past two weeks working with 22 students and recent graduates from around the country in a game-development boot camp on North Campus. The workshop was organized by John Laird, the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering, and dealt with all phases of game design and development. Read more about the game-development boot camp. (Photo by Laura Rudich, College of Engineering)

U-M biologist has key role in effort to create first full tree of life
Computational evolutionary biologist Stephen Smith will play a key role in a multi-university effort funded by the National Science Foundation that seeks to create a comprehensive tree of life displaying the links between all of the 1.8 million or so named species of animals, plants and microorganisms.

Law School hosting training for child welfare law fellows
Twenty-five Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellows are participating in a three-day training session at the Law School to obtain an overview of the child welfare system. After the training ends Wednesday, the fellows — including six U-M students — will go on to placements in child welfare law around the country.

UMHS receives national award for eliminating health care-associated pneumonia
Two U-M Health System intensive care units — the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Trauma Burn Intensive Care Unit — have received an outstanding achievement and leadership award for eliminating ventilator-associated pneumonia. U-M is one of only 12 hospitals and health care organizations in the United States to receive the award.

The Michigan Difference

Networking entertainment connections
April Moreau and Amy Fleischman share a passion for the entertainment industry. To prepare themselves and other students for a career in entertainment, the two 2012 spring graduates organized the UMEC-LA Networking Night to bring together past and present Wolverines interested in getting into entertainment. At the March event, students had the opportunity to network with successful alumni currently working in the industry and received advice about how to break into the competitive world.