Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Each fall the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology asks students, faculty and postdocs to submit photographs of fieldwork they’ve conducted across the globe. Click on the photo for a slideshow that highlights some of the winning selections, including this porcupine pufferfish photographed by doctoral candidate Alison Gould in Okinawa, Japan.

OSCR annual report offers insight into impact of changed process
The latest annual report from the Office of Student Conflict Resolution shows a small decline in the overall number of reported violations of the U-M student code of conduct, and what appears as a significant increase in the number of reported sexual assault and sexual harassment violations. That increase, however, does not mean more sexual assaults occurred on the Ann Arbor campus.

More than $100,000 awarded to U-M student entrepreneurs
U-M students have secured $112,000 in funding for promising, student-led startups in the 30th annual Michigan Business Challenge and the Applebaum Dare to Dream and Mayleben Family Venture Shaping grant competitions.

Tripped relay in DTE substation causes campus power outage
University and DTE Energy officials say the 30-minute power outage affecting a large swath of Central Campus on Monday morning was caused when a relay tripped in a DTE substation and interrupted power to the U-M Central Power Plant.

The Michigan Difference

The 1913 Lectern
A century ago, graduating seniors in LSA presented a gift to the university: a carved oak lectern to be used in the new Hill Auditorium. Like the great hall, the lectern was the design of the architect Albert Kahn. For 100 years, 1913 lectern has symbolized U-M’s role as a democratic forum — a place where society’s challenges are debated and struggled over. (For the next few months, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.)