Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 29, 2012

Regent Julia Darlow presents the 23rd annual James T. Neubacher Award to Samuel R. Bagenstos, professor of law. Bagenstos specializes in civil rights law, public law and litigation at the Law School. He has served in the U.S. Department of Justice, where his major accomplishments included the promulgation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. The Council for Disability Concerns established the award in memory of alumnus Neubacher, a columnist for the Detroit Free Press and advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. It recognizes significant achievements in promoting acceptance and awareness, advocating for civil rights, and/or enabling full participation in programs and services by people with disabilities. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

U-M leads nation in Fulbright grants
More Fulbright grants were awarded to students from U-M than from any other U.S. institution for the 2012-13 academic year — the sixth time in the past eight years the university has held the honor, officials said today. A U-M record 40 students received the grants, allowing them to participate in one of the most competitive and prestigious programs in the world.
See the full list of U-M Fulbright scholars.

Coleman to highlight new initiatives in talk
President Mary Sue Coleman will share plans and announcements that will shape the university in the upcoming months and years at her annual Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday. The annual talk begins at 8:10 a.m. and will be delivered via a live webcast
• The Record Update will be delivered a bit later than usual Tuesday morning to include announcements from Coleman's address.

This week in the University Record
• Survey: Parents struggle to find backup child care
• Shifting care from hospitals to outpatient centers could save millions
• U-M in History: Construction of a building for architecture in 1926
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Finding refuge
When a refugee crisis was brewing in Nepal in 2011, a nongovernmental organization asked James Hathaway, James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and one of the world's foremost experts on refugee law, to visit Nepal and discuss the options. By the end of his trip, Hathaway not only had discussed and critiqued the draft statutes he'd been asked to review, but he unexpectedly had helped five NGOs meld the best elements of their proposals for refugee protection.