Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 13, 2009

President Mary Sue Coleman, left, joins journalist and presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill and UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little before attending “Conversations on Race,” an ongoing series at UM-Dearborn conducted in collaboration with New Detroit “to promote open, honest discussion about racial issues.” The president’s daylong visit Thursday provided her with an opportunity to meet with student leaders and members of the faculty and staff senates, to hear about the latest issues and events on the Dearborn campus. (Photo by Laura Freeman/UM-Dearborn)

Second round of online evaluations to begin this week
As the winter semester course-evaluation period begins this week, those responsible for the transition to an online teaching questionnaire remind faculty and students that the success of the program hinges on their participation.

HHMI award lets biochemist explore big ideas
For the next six years, the prestigious Early Career Scientist award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will allow Ming Lei to push ahead, unfettered by funding worries, in his search to understand the activity of telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes.

MHealthy Wellness Assessments to accept walk-ins
Beginning Tuesday, MHealthy Wellness Assessments will accept walk-ins at numerous screening sites on campus. MHealthy still encourages scheduling an appointment in advance, as people with appointments will be seen first so they can complete the screening within 30 minutes.

The Michigan Difference

Bob Moses' Algebra Project:
Mathematics and Civil Rights

Hyman Bass and Dean Deborah Ball have expanded their collaboration with Civil Rights Leader and founder of the Algebra Project Bob Moses by linking their respective equity-focused efforts — the Algebra Project and the Elementary Mathematics Lab — so the mathematical literacy project could spread its work throughout the state of Michigan.