Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, May 14, 2009

In an effort to understand tornadoes, six U-M undergraduate and graduate students are assisting Texas Tech University with its VORTEX2 research in May and June of 2009 and 2010. Representing U-M are, from left, Alex Montgomery, Joe Merchant, Erin Kashawlic, Brad Charboneau, Mike Texter; Perry Samson, associate chair of the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, and Adam Davis. Follow the team's blog. (Photo courtesy of Mary Nehls-Frumkin/College of Engineering)

U-M delegation will visit China, Southeast Asia
For the fifth year, U-M will send a delegation to Asia to strengthen close relationships in that part of the world. A contingent will travel to Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore during the last two weeks of May and meet with U-M alumni, as well as academic, business and government officials.

Working groups present initial findings at provost’s forum
Faculty and staff Accreditation Working Groups appointed by Provost Teresa Sullivan reported their preliminary findings last week at a provost’s forum on accreditation. The groups were formed last year to explore the meaning of selected accreditation criteria for the university and to address the question of what it is to be an international university, the theme U-M chose as its special-emphasis study for accreditation.

Thriving in tough times: Workshops can help organizations, people
If you're having a hard time at work or home during these trying economic times, feeling stressed out or just plain worn out, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business may have just what you need. A special series of Booster Shot Workshops will help participants learn to thrive when times are tough.

The Michigan Difference

Hawaiian music maker
Amy Stillman didn’t go to graduate school to become a songwriter. A native Hawaiian, she dedicated her life to studying native Hawaiian music, language, and culture. But in February, the U-M associate professor of American culture stood on stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and received a Grammy Award for songwriting in her native language.