Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dressed in hazardous-material suits, masks and latex gloves, Planet Blue Student Leaders recently sorted a day's worth of waste from Mary Markley Hall, and saw how much of the trash also included recyclable and reusable contents. The Planet Blue Student Leader Program promotes and models environmentally and socially responsible practices in residence halls and campus apartments. (Photo by Holly Deremo)

U-M Police Department gains another accreditation
The U-M Police Department has received its second prestigious accreditation within the last six months. The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators approved the award last week. In August, the UMPD earned a three-year law enforcement reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Blumenthal named associate university librarian
Jane Blumenthal, director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library since 2006, has been promoted to associate university librarian. "Jane, in addition to her extraordinary leadership of the THL, is a vital participant in policy and budgeting issues that affect the library as a whole, and her new title reflects that," says Paul N. Courant, university librarian and dean of libraries.

Video translation effort seeks volunteers
Open.Michigan and the U-M Language Resource Center are looking for volunteers to help translate video captions from English into other languages for a variety of clinical microbiology and disaster-management videos. The center is hosting Translate-A-Bowl this Friday through Sunday to bring people together in the effort.

The Michigan Difference

Wallenberg at Michigan
Before Raoul Wallenberg achieved global acclaim as a World War II humanitarian, he was a U-M student learning life in a new country, an aspiring architect absorbing the beauty of America’s cities, and a young man confronting the trials of college: discovery, anxiety, accomplishment and love. He graduated in 1935 as the top student in his architecture class. (Note: For the next few months, The Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the new U-M Heritage Project website.)