Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, (right) makes a point during a roundtable discussion on Michigan’s 2008 constitutional amendment that eased restrictions on stem cell research. The roundtable, hosted Monday by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, also reviewed the amendment’s impact on the state’s economy and its potential to boost long-term job growth in the life sciences sector. Other panel members pictured include, from left, Jeff Mason, executive director of the University Research Corridor; Dr. Max Wicha, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center; and U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek.  (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Sevices)

Teach for America partners with U-M on Detroit expansion
Teach For America will return to Detroit Public Schools in the 2010-11 school year with U-M as its local university partner. The program will bring 100 top college graduates to teach in some of the state’s highest-need schools for the 2010-11 school year. All Teach For America corps members in Detroit will enroll at the university to obtain their teaching certification.

University stepping toward research globalization
In the latest entry of his blog “Research Views,” Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest discusses the recently announced collaborative agreement between the U-M and China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and why such efforts to set up research links in other countries are a logical outgrowth of the globalization trend.

WORTH REPEATING: Revisit excitement of 2010 Spring Commencement
As the university basks in the aftermath of last weekend’s commencement and presidential visit, revisit the excitement via the University Record’s online slideshow, now with additional photos of the special day.

The Michigan Difference

Road Scholars on tour
U-M’s Road Scholars launch their four-day 2010 tour this week. The 31 members of the annual tour will travel throughout Michigan to develop among faculty an awareness of the state’s diverse features and the communities that a majority of U-M students call home. Follow the group’s progress on its website and Facebook page.