Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, February 14, 2011

As events continue to unfold in Egypt, U-M experts offer their insights into the factors driving the popular uprising. The interviews were recorded at last week's round-table discussion of Middle East tensions, sponsored by the International Institute, before Friday's announcement that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had resigned. Click here to view the full round-table talk.

Entries sought for student speaker at Spring Commencement
The Office of University and Development Events is conducting a competition to select the student speaker at Spring Commencement. The student must be receiving a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree at the conclusion of Winter Term 2011, Summer Term 2011 or Fall Term 2010.

REMINDER: Active U registration to close
Tuesday is the last day to register for Active U, the 12-week physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser. All university faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees can sign up and participate on a team or as an individual.

U-M professor Michael Daugherty wins Grammy Award
Classical composer Michael Daugherty, professor of music composition, won Best Classical Contemporary Composition, and an album with two of his works won other Grammy Awards on Sunday.

This week in the University Record
• Research: Organic Phosphorescent crystals, a new class of light-emitting material
• Spotlight: Administrative specialist responds to a higher calling
• Research: Adults with ADHD score high in creativity
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

A home for a veteran
The recent presentation of a renovated house to U.S. Navy veteran Ashley Gordy capped off six months of work by two UM-Flint groups, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Student Veterans of America. A joint effort with Habitat for Humanity, the project involved thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars in donations.