Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, August 23, 2010

U-M football outside linebacker Erik Gunderson, left, signs a Wolverine helmet for Brandon Richey of Van Wert, Ohio, during Football Fan Day at Michigan Stadium. The Aug. 22 event offered U-M football fans an opportunity to gather autographs while meeting their favorite Wolverines. Fans also got to see the newly renovated Big House prior to the opener against Connecticut on Sept. 4. (Photo by Scott Galvin, U-M Photo Services)

International Institute centers receive more than $16M in grants
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $16 million in federal grants to seven International Institute centers. Six centers were designated National Resource Centers for specific world regions. A seventh named a Center for International Business Education.

VIDEO: JFK, U-M and the Peace Corps
This video previews the documentary "The Passing of the Torch — The University of Michigan, JFK and the Peace Corps," which will premiere in October when the university and nation celebrate the 50th anniversary of the service organization that has its roots at U-M.

U-M launches new nutrition and obesity research center
The university received a $5.7 million grant to establish the Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center, one of only 13 federally funded centers that focus on studies related to diet and metabolism. The center is a cross-campus effort that includes faculty from the Medical School, School of Public Health and School of Kinesiology.

National anthem auditions for upcoming sports season set
The Athletics Department will hold auditions for national anthem singers for the upcoming sports season on Sept. 16 from 4-8 p.m. The auditions will take place at Cliff Keen Arena. Each singer will have five minutes to perform a traditional version of the anthem.

Daily e-mail distribution of Record Update returns
As faculty and staff gear up for the start of the Fall Term, today’s edition marks the return to daily e-mail distribution of the Record Update. The next edition of the University Record is Sept. 7.

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Sustaining Kenya
The Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute is reaching out to promote sustainable conservation in the Laikipia region of Kenya, one of the most economically challenged and biologically diverse areas of the world. Undergraduate and graduate students are part of the Integrative Experiential Learning and Research project at the 48,000-acre Mpala Wildlife Conservancy and Research Center in Kenya.