Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Students from the School of Nursing spent two weeks in Liberia last June working in rural health clinics. Click on the image to view a slideshow of their experience, and click here for more information about that trip and a similar visit planned for later this month.

Granholm stresses need for state to invest in education
Jobs and education are Michigan’s top priorities, Gov. Jennifer Granholm said in her eighth and final State of the State message Wednesday. “Today’s jobs require a college degree. … I will draw the line on additional educational cuts in the year ahead,’’ the governor said, adding her budget proposal will restore funding for the Michigan Promise scholarship program that had been cut last fall.

Women's Health Resource Center marks 15 years with weeklong celebration
The U-M Health System’s Women’s Health Resource Center is celebrating 15 years of empowering women patients, families, faculty and directing education on women’s health. The center will celebrate with a week of events that kick off Monday and include talks, fundraisers and visits with Judy Norsigian, co-author of the women’s health book “Our Bodies Ourselves.”

Erb Institute leaders help shape report on potential for low-carbon technologies
Thomas Lyon, director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and Andrew Hoffman, the Erb Institute’s associate director, were advisers on a new national report that found significant potential for job creation and revenue growth in the Midwest by 2015 from the manufacture of three low-carbon technologies: advanced batteries, hybrid powertrains and wind turbines.

The Michigan Difference

Cool with the cold
Fascinated with Antarctica since the fourth grade, Stuart Klipper has made six voyages to the bottom of the world and has captured thousands of photos of the continent’s icy landscape. Author of a new book “The Antarctic: From The Circle To The Pole,” the 1962 alumnus has been called “the definitive photographer of Antarctica in the modern era.”