Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, January 25, 2013

A new exhibit at the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry chronicles the role early women dentists. Museum curator Shannon O'Dell explains some of the exhibit highlights and the little-known contributions that women made in what was a mostly all-male profession.

Faculty, staff recognized for guiding students' global experiences
Dozens of faculty and staff members who help make students' global experiences a success were recognized at a recent Council for Global Engagement reception. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, it honored 53 faculty and staff nominated by 83 students from 45 different schools, colleges and departments.

East and North quads to include new living experiences
University Housing is introducing two new living experiences for students this fall. The Gender Inclusive Living Experience in East Quad is for students interested in a safe, inclusive, comfortable and supportive community living experience for people of all gender identities and expressions. The Veterans Living Experience in North Quad is offered for students who have served in the armed forces.

Pasquale named director of Michigan Marching Band
John Pasquale, assistant director of bands and associate director of marching and athletic bands, has been named the new director of the Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands, associate director of bands, and Donald R. Shepherd Chair in Conducting, effective June 1.

Memorial service set on campus for professor emeritus, wife
A memorial service for Rhoads Murphey, professor emeritus of history, and his wife, Eleanor, both of whom died earlier this month, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the School of Social Work Building.

The Michigan Difference

SET to Make a Difference
On a 2011 trip to Togo with the Canadian nonprofit Sleeping Children Around the World, U-M alumnus Don Barclay visited 10 remote villages to deliver bed kits. Along the way, he became aware of the poor condition of rural schools. Barclay, his brother Bob, and two other volunteers conceived and launched an education-focused nonprofit — Support.Education.Togo. — with $40,000 of their own money.