Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 12, 2009

U-M representatives have been in the nation’s capital speaking on issues ranging from space science to economic development. Engineering student and National Space Grant recipient Theresa Biehle, right, discusses the grant program with Kimberlee Trzeciak, legislative aide for Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington, D.C., Office)

Congress, Obama agree on remaining 2009 appropriations
President Obama on Wednesday signed into law the FY ’09 omnibus appropriations bill that will further increase support for a number of higher education and research priorities for the remainder of the current fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

New African Studies Center to host symposium
A year after President Mary Sue Coleman led a faculty delegation to Ghana and South Africa, U-M's new African Studies Center is hosting a three-day symposium that explores the intellectual agenda for African initiatives that span health, science, humanities and engineering.

Weather Dance challenges basketball fans to forecast
For the fifth year the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences is hosting the NCAA Weather Dance starting March 16. Aligned with the 2009 NCAA basketball tournament, weather enthusiasts are challenged to forecast which of the competing campuses of the tournament teams will be warmer (or cooler) on game days.

U-M Heart Walk team joins fight against cardiovascular disease
The University is proud to be a leader in cardiovascular research, education and treatment, and Team U-M also plans to lead in the American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk. The event is May 9 at Washtenaw Community College.

The Michigan Difference

In step with the giant: China
It's February 2008, and School of Public Health Associate Dean for Practice Matthew Boulton is riding a bus on his fifth visit to China in the past year and a half. It's the kind of travel schedule that evolves when you're launching a two-way exchange program on the other side of the world.