Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wind ruffles the stars and stripes of a U.S. flag flying in the Diag. (Photo by Austin Thomason/U-M Photo Services)

U-M first to sign new digitization agreement with Google
The university today announced that it has expanded its historic agreement with Google Inc. to create digital copies of millions of U-M library books and journals. University Library is the first in the nation to expand its partnership with Google. The amended agreement strengthens library preservation efforts and increases the public’s access to books.

U-M resumes university-sponsored travel to Mexico
The university on Tuesday ended its suspension of university-sponsored travel to Mexico that was put in place April 28 during the height of the outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) in that country.

Students study hydropower on trip to Patagonia
U-M students traveled to Patagonia in Chile to study the real-world dilemmas of hydropower projects. The 10-day sojourn to Chile is all part of the class "Sustainable Energy Development in South America," which studied proposals to build large new dams in Patagonia.

New UM-Flint program welcomes student veterans
Returning veterans may experience unique challenges as they transition from military to a civilian and student life. To address this shift, UM-Flint has created the Student Veterans Support Program, which offers a centralized source of information and support for returning veterans.

The Michigan Difference

Helping children in neighborhoods
School of Social Work faculty, represented by associate professor Andy Grogan-Kaylor and professor Larry Gant, are part of an emerging scholarly movement that seeks to understand how neighborhood variables affect children. They encourage researchers and practitioners to use geographic information systems technology to visualize neighborhood attributes and to shape interventions. (Ongoing: Summer/Fall 2008)