Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The first of three MFarmers' Markets this fall is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the courtyard patio at the Michigan Union. Two other market days will be Sept. 26 and Oct. 10 on North Campus outside near the Gallery at the Duderstadt Center. Watch this video or read more about what's available at the MFarmers' Markets.

Employees invited to join the outdoor fun at free 'Play Day' events
To help kick off this year's Active U Autumn, MHealthy is inviting all Ann Arbor university faculty, staff and students to its outdoor "Play Day" events, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 19. These free events encourage the university community to find the fun in physical activity, and include games, activities, giveaways and more.

Author Alice Walker to speak at U-M in November 2014
Alice Walker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Color Purple” and other books, has accepted an invitation from U-M’s Center for the Education of Women to speak on campus next year. She will deliver the biennial Zora Neale Hurston Lecture on Nov. 5, 2014, the closing event of several marking the 50th anniversary of CEW.

Water Center awards $2.9M for eight Great Lakes restoration projects
The U-M Water Center has awarded eight research grants, totaling nearly $2.9 million, to support Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts. Along with 12 smaller grants awarded in May, the Water Center has provided more than $3.4 million in research funds since it formed last October.

The Michigan Difference

Soundly invested
For many U-M medical students, being chosen for the Summer Biomedical Research Programs means 10 weeks of analyzing data or suggesting new models for clinical care. But Clay Bavinger wanted to build something he could hold in his hands. His project, which came to also involve Fred Howard and Matt Christensen, was a wearable device that could revolutionize one of the most common procedures in medicine: listening to patient lung sounds.