Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Volunteers deliver water and food to tornado victims outside a pharmacy in Joplin, Mo. Among those who traveled to the stricken city to assist victims was Sam Warkentien, a nurse in the U-M Health System's Emergency Department. It was familiar territory for Warkentien, who undertook her undergraduate internship in emergency nursing at Joplin's St. John's Regional Medical Center, which was hit by the twister. Click here to read about her experience. (Photo by Sam Warkentien)

BREAKING NEWS: URC report shows potential for IT sector in Michigan
The University Research Corridor released a new report today that shows how the information and communication technology industry is a worthy educational investment, offers higher-paying jobs and has potential for more business growth in Michigan.

CRLT draws top Chinese educators for faculty development conference
Interested in transforming their students from attentive classroom listeners to actively engaged learners, 33 top Chinese university officials visited U-M last week for instruction from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the 2011 Michigan Faculty Development Seminar.

UMHS' Med Inn Hotel reopens after month of renovations
The monthlong renovation of the Med Inn Hotel has been completed, and family members of patients are now able to stay there. A new fire-suppression system was installed in the hotel, located on the fifth floor of the U-M hospital campus, and 30 guest rooms received a facelift.

REWARD OFFERED: Armillary theft from Wave Field
 A reward up to $200 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of the College of Engineering's armillary.

The Michigan Difference

One pebble at a time
When U-M graduate student Joseph Perosky went to Ghana for the first time in 2008, he wanted to help reverse the high numbers of women who die from complications of pregnancy or childbirth. Since then, he's returned to the country repeatedly, working toward that goal. He’s become wiser, more patient and more determined to change a situation made formidable because it has developed over a long period of time. Perosky compares his work to "building a mountain one pebble at a time.”