Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, November 12, 2012

At U-M, the Block M is more than a letter. It is a symbol that represents something special to a lot of people. The Alumni Association has produced a video showing the myriad ways this iconic letter is found on campus.

Third Century Initiative seeks ideas to boost experiential learning
The Third Century Initiative continues to pick up momentum to propel U-M as the world's leading public university for the next 100 years, with several innovative programs under way and a call this week for faculty and staff to submit proposals that would enhance action-based, experiential learning for students.

U-M ranked No. 8 in size of international student body
The university was ranked No. 8 nationally for the size of its international student body in 2011-12. The Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education showed foreign enrollments grew 5.7 percent nationwide to a record 764,495. U-M had 6,382 foreign students.

Applicants sought for 2013 Michigan Road Scholars Tour
U-M instructional, research, and clinical track faculty are invited to apply for consideration to be part of the 2013 Michigan Road Scholars Tour, scheduled for May 6-10. The annual educational tour is designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and the people and communities of the state.

U-M honors veterans with week of events
In honor of Veterans Week 2012, the university will offer events that highlight the sacrifice and commitment of those who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Most events will occur today through Thursday, and will include films, lectures and the Army-Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game.

This week in the University Record
• Students learn how to write resumes, cover letters the French way
• New mobile app helps migraine sufferers track and analyze pain
• Saber-toothed cats and bear dogs: How they made cohabitation work
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Tumor discovery illustrates value of screenings
For four years, William Ruber has received dental care at the School of Dentistry. In November 2011 his "student dentist," Jody Atzmon, detected something unusual on the left side of Ruber’s neck. A subsequent exam showed it was growing rapidly. The growth was found to be a Warthin's tumor of Ruber's salivary gland. While it turned out to be benign, Ruber nonetheless praised Atzmon for her vigilance. Atzmon said the episode illustrates the value of regular oral cancer screenings.