Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Susan Collins (right), dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, talks with Edwin Truman, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Marina Whitman, professor of business administration and public policy, prior to an event in Washington, D.C., last week. The three participated in a discussion titled "Global Repercussions: The Impact of Today's U.S. Economy," conducted by the Ford School for its D.C. alumni. Truman was an assistant secretary of the treasury under President Clinton while Whitman was on the President's Council of Economic Advisers under President Nixon. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

Ann Arbor campus seeks strategic partnerships with cloud service providers
Four vendors of cloud-based computing services will visit the Ann Arbor campus starting this week to demonstrate their services and to meet with members of the campus community. The sessions are part of an evaluation process to help the university establish a strategic partnership with at least one cloud vendor.

UM-Dearborn digital team unveils first step in redesign process
The upcoming redesign of the UM-Dearborn website will offer a more accessible, engaged look into campus life. That was the message to students, faculty and staff recently when the university’s digital team unveiled concepts for a new homepage, the first step in a larger project to refresh the campus' web presence.

Youngsters receive dental care through School of Dentistry program
More than two dozen children enjoyed their recent experiences in the dentist's chair, and the dental students and dental hygiene students treating them did too. The visits were part of the School of Dentistry's annual Give a Kid a Smile program, which provides free oral health care to children ages 5-12.

The Michigan Difference

'Our brilliant Miss Sheldon'
Through letters and journals, Mary Sheldon chronicled the highs and lows of being one of the first women students at U-M. She helped form the first club for women students, resolved to become a scientist, and celebrated her new life of deep thinking and exploration, — all in an era when coeducation was deemed a “dangerous experiment.” (For the next few months, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the new Heritage Project website.)