Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

High school junior Brittany Pierce, left, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., recently participated in the LSA Michigan Math & Science Scholars summer camp on a scholarship funded by LSA students through the college's Appreciate + Reciprocate campaign. The program asks LSA scholarship students to work on a project that raises money to fund a scholarship for another student. Students cleaned Crisler Arena and performed other activities to raise the money for Pierce's camp experience. Pierce attends KIPP Pride High School, where LSA scholarship alumna Grace Chen, right, teaches math as part of Teach for America. (Photo by Kris Doten, LSA Recruitment and Scholarship Program)

Reprint deal to make U-M rare books widely available to the public
Thousands of books no longer under copyright — including rare and one-of-a-kind titles — will be available as reprints on demand under an agreement between the university and a company owned by Amazon.com. The agreement will enable the public to buy reprints of a wide range of titles in the U-M Library.

Refurbished morgue will increase learning opportunities at UMHS
The U-M Health System has refurbished its morgue, which could double the number of autopsies in which students and residents can participate and observe. The project, budgeted for $1.35 million, was accomplished through an unusual partnership with the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner.

High school students compete at UM-Dearborn’s Entrepreneurship Academy
UM-Dearborn recently hosted more than two dozen high school students from Southeast Michigan at a two-week learning experience and business-plan competition called the Entrepreneurship Academy. The E-Academy, as it’s known, aims to prepare high school students for the ever-changing and often unpredictable business world.

The Michigan Difference

Lessons from the Holocaust
A collection of oral histories from Holocaust survivors, housed at UM-Dearborn, is being used by people from around the world in a variety of ways. For instance, ninth-graders in the state of Washington used the archive as a foundation for a series of storybooks for children.