Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maria Gunnoe, recipient of the 22nd Raoul Wallenberg Medal, delivers the Wallenberg Lecture at Rackham Auditorium. Gunnoe was given the medal Tuesday for humanitarian work fighting against environmentally devastating mountaintop-removal coal mining and valley fill operations in Appalachia. It honors Wallenberg, a 1935 graduate of the U-M College of Architecture who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews near the end of World War II. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

TechArb teams showcasing what they learned and what’s next
More than 20 accomplished student-led ventures will present their startups to area venture capitalists and members of the local entrepreneurial community at the Fall 2012 TechArb Student Venture Showcase on Thursday. TechArb helps students transform ideas into fundable businesses.

University names Academic Leadership Program fellows
Six faculty members have been named 2012-13 fellows in the Academic Leadership Program of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The program helps faculty members who show exceptional ability and promise to develop leadership and managerial skills for administrative roles in higher education.

Hayden to speak on Port Huron Statement at conference
A three-day conference at U-M, "A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement in Its Time and Ours," will explore the significance of the legendary document of the New Left movement of the 1960s. The 75-page manifesto was drafted by Tom Hayden, former editor of The Michigan Daily and a civil rights activist. He will be one of two keynote speakers at the conference, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

ABC News' Bob Woodruff interviews Oliver Stone for Stamps Series
Director, producer, screenwriter and actor Oliver Stone will discuss the motives behind his latest project, a 10-part TV documentary titled "The Untold History of the United States," and more political works when he sits down Thursday at the Michigan Theater for an interview with ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff as part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series.

The Michigan Difference

Helping deaf students achieve their dreams
When Dr. Philip Zazove’s parents discovered he was deaf in 1955, they refused to accept a best-case scenario: special education classes and a non-skilled job to be “functional.” Instead, Zazove, professor and interim chair of family medicine, went to college and medical school, then became the third known deaf doctor in the country. Today, he and his family help high-achieving deaf students with college scholarships awarded through the Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation.