Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, April 12, 2013

Rama Mwensi, a leader of the student entrepreneur group E-MAGINE, is one of 10 students selected by Central Student Government as U-M Heroes. Student Body President Manish Parikh said the 10, featured in this video, were chosen from among nominees submitted by students because they have created a great impact on campus and in the world.

U-M professors Anderson, Page named Guggenheim fellows
For their distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment, faculty members Elizabeth Anderson and Scott Page have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for their research. They are among the 175 fellowships the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded this week.

Body of missing Medical School employee found
The body of Heping Zhao, a Medical School employee reported missing Wednesday, was located Thursday morning in a secluded area by a parking structure on West Medical Center Drive. It appears the death was caused by a fall.
Read the U-M Health System statement about Zhao's death.

Fencing Club brings home national championship
As the men's basketball team was preparing to fight its way to the national final game last weekend, another Michigan team was on its way to a national championship. The Michigan Fencing Club brought home seven trophies from the Collegiate Fencing Club Championships, including the overall title.

The Michigan Difference

Dear Aunt Ruth
U-M staff member Ruth B. Buchanan sent thousands of letters, greeting cards, and copies of The Michigan Daily to students, faculty, staff and alumni serving in World War II. She requested they call her “Aunt Ruth,” and the response of soldiers and sailors was dramatic, and makes for one of the country’s richest collections of wartime correspondence.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.