Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, November 30, 2012

The echo of drums resonates throughout the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building at UM-Dearborn on Friday afternoons. The reason? That is when the campus' West African Drum Group conducts its weekly meetings.

U-M leads nation with 19 AAAS fellows
U-M led the nation with 19 scientists and engineers elected 2012 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They were among 702 newly elected fellows announced Thursday by AAAS, and are being honored for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

Provost Phil Hanlon to become 18th president of Dartmouth College
Phil Hanlon, university provost since 2010, Thursday was elected to be the 18th president of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. He will take office July 1, 2013. In an email message to the university community, President Mary Sue Coleman said Hanlon has “steered the university through some of its most fiscally challenging years, all the while advancing our academic excellence and impact.”

U-M announces partnership with Special Olympics of Michigan
The Athletic Department has announced a departmentwide community service relationship with the Special Olympics of Michigan, committing team member and venue support to the non-profit organization. The kick-off event of this partnership will be the popular Polar Plunge, planned for Michigan Stadium on Feb. 23.

Kids Kare registration offers faculty and staff backup child care
The U-M Work/Life Resource Center again is offering “Kids Kare at Home,” an emergency back-up option for when regular child care is unavailable, but the parent cannot take time off from work. In those instances, a Kids Kare worker can provide back-up care in the home. Registration is free and there is no obligation to use the service.

The Michigan Difference

Three weeks in Ghana
This past August, Charlie Michaels, coordinator for Detroit Connections at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, led 10 undergraduate students on a three-week international experience in Ghana, West Africa. While there, they worked on projects in which they engaged with local children and artists, and worked toward solving an environmental problem by making charcoal out of corn cobs.