Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

President Mary Sue Coleman telephones prospective students, encouraging them to commit to attending the university in the fall. On Monday Coleman called about 30 high school seniors, from Michigan and throughout the country, who have been admitted to U-M and offered scholarships but have yet to make a final decision on enrolling. Assisting the president were representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid, and University Housing. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

CAPS celebrates Wellness Zone and professional recognition
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is launching a new mental health wellness effort, called the Wellness Zone, as part of its recently expanded services to meet the needs of U-M students. The campus community is invited to an opening celebration on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m., in the CAPS offices, Suite 3100 in the Michigan Union.

MRacing starts off new season with a new ride
The MRacing Formula Society of Automotive Engineers team recently unveiled its latest vehicle, the 2011 MR-11, which will compete throughout the 2011 season, both at the Michigan International Speedway in May and the Formula Student Germany race in August. MRacing placed second at the 2010 Formula Student Germany competition, was rated the number one student team in America and number three in the world.

Students talk business ethics with Sen. Carl Levin
In a recent conversation with students at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, said the 2008 financial crisis involved conflicts of interest at every level and that business schools have a role to play when it comes to reinforcing ethical lessons that may prevent similar problems from recurring.

The Michigan Difference

Buddy goes to school
Students in Assistant Professor Mike Lewis’ Media Ethics course at UM-Flint are learning about something they never expected to be part of the curriculum: what it takes to raise and train a leader dog. Lewis is training Buddy for the organization Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, and as part of the project he brings Buddy to class about once a week. “UM-Flint is a great place to train Buddy, with lots of students and activity. He learns to climb stairs, ride elevators, and go through doors," Lewis says.