Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

As the latest round of winter weather settles in on campus, LSA Today offers a look at snowy days of years gone by. This photo from the 1920s shows women enjoying a ride around the residential streets of Ann Arbor in a horse-drawn sleigh. Click the photo for more images of winter wonder at U-M.

U-M and Haitian nursing students work together via video technology
A pilot program at the School of Nursing allows community health nursing students to collaborate via videoconference with their peers at the Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti in Léogâne, Haiti. Students at both schools research various components of a community assessment such as safety, transportation, and health and social services in communities in Southeast Michigan and Haiti, then compare them during videoconference sessions.

Research Partnership Program seeks applicants for three funding opportunities
Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Research Partnership Program, which includes three different funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students. The application deadline for the Spring/Summer Research Grants Program, Rackham Centennial Fellowships and the Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars Program is Feb. 14.

Graham Institute accepting Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars applicants
The Graham Sustainability Institute is seeking applicants for the Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars Program. Each year, up to 30 sophomores are accepted into this competitive program for a series of interdisciplinary courses on sustainability. Scholars earn a certificate from the institute and receive special access and funding for field-based experience.

The Michigan Difference

The ultimate gift
Dr. Shawn Hervey-Jumper first met Laurence Carolin when the 15-year-old was exhibiting symptoms that eventually would be diagnosed as a highly malignant brain tumor. Over time, he came to know Laurence quite well. In the fall issue of Colleagues in Care — Pediatrics, Hervey-Jumper shares his insights on how the young man, who chose to donate his brain for study after his death in 2010, touched his doctor's heart. He also talks about Laurence's gift in this video.