Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The program is titled Bach’s Lunch, but Mozart was on the menu at a recent performance presented by the Law School’s Classical Music Society. Law professor Susan Crawford, left, and law student Alexander Sarch were among the performers. Click on the picture to access a slide show and recordings of the performance. (Photo by John Masson, Law School)

New Web portal showcases U-M’s global impact and resources
U-M, with its 7,484 international students, faculty and staff last fall, is launching Global Michigan, a Web portal to showcase its worldwide impact and resources. The site includes Explore magazine, which will tell of experiences enjoyed by students and faculty here and abroad.

Olympic competitors posting blog entries from Vancouver games
Keep up with the activities of U-M’s Winter Olympians — ice-dancing pairs Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and Evan Bates and Emily Samuelson — on their blog. The students, who took the Winter Semester off to prepare and compete, are filing photos and updates about their experiences at the Vancouver games.

UMHS team deploys to hospital ship aiding earthquake victims
Wolverine Team 1 — a group of U-M Health System physicians, nurses and pharmacists — is on its way to the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort to relieve caregivers who have provided assistance to victims of last month’s earthquake in Haiti. The team will be deployed for two weeks, with other teams set to depart in March.

Wolverines ready to perform tonight at 11th annual Mock Rock
Varsity student-athletes take to the Hill Auditorium stage tonight in the 11th annual Mock Rock fundraiser for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 826michigan and Student-Athletes Leading Social Change. Former Wolverine football standout Charles Woodson will serve as a celebrity judge. View a video of athletes preparing for the event.

The Michigan Difference

Sprinting to the top
Paralympian Jerome Singleton (left), a senior Industrial and Operations Engineering student, recently set a world record in the 60-yard dash. Singleton, whose right leg was amputated below the knee when he was 18 months old, finished with a time of 7.34 seconds at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational track and field meet at Ann Arbor on Jan. 23. He broke the previous record by 0.44 seconds.