Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The 2012 ExpressSOS Voter Registration Drive will be open for business at the front door of the Michigan League from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Oct. 9 is the deadline to register to vote in Michigan for November’s general election. The Secretary of State’s mobile office also can process address changes, driver's license renewals, license plate tabs and other SoS services. Faculty and staff who plan to participate in campaigns for or against a ballot initiative or political candidate are encouraged to review the online Campaign Guidelines information. (Photo courtesy of Public Affairs)

Alumni speakers, art propel Rackham centennial celebration
The yearlong Rackham Graduate School centennial celebration picks up in October with a distinguished alumni lecture series and exhibit of the creative work of recent Master of Fine Arts alumni. The Rackham Centennial Lectures are intended to celebrate a tradition of leadership and excellence in graduate education and showcase the quality and diversity of the intellectual legacy of Michigan's graduate alumni.

U-M and EMU initiate reciprocal guest borrowing program
The U-M Library and Eastern Michigan University Library recently initiated a program that makes all current faculty, students and staff eligible for guest borrowing privileges at the other institution.

$13.6M grant to help improve cancer treatment through better decisions
A new $13.6 million program award from the National Cancer Institute awarded to a national team of researchers centered at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center will examine how patients make treatment decisions, how doctors make treatment recommendations and how to improve the process for better outcomes.

The Michigan Difference

A summer helping displaced Iraqis
Betsy Fisher has spent summers in the Middle East before, so she had some idea what to expect when she decided to spend this one in Iraq, helping displaced Iraqis — especially LGBT Iraqis — find safe, permanent homes. She worked with the Iraqi Assistance Project as the Law School's 2012 Perry Watkins Fellow. The fellowship is named after a Vietnam-era draftee who successfully challenged the U.S. Army policy of excluding gay service members.