Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, November 14, 2011

A delegation from the China University of Political Science and Law meet with Law School Dean Evan Caminker (center) as part of a recent visit to learn more about Michigan Law's international programming. Click here to read more and to view a photo gallery.

U-M letter to state senators outlines importance of domestic partner benefits
Top university officials have detailed the importance of providing medical benefits for all members of the university community in a letter asking state senators to oppose legislation that would prohibit public employers from providing benefits to domestic partners.

Apply now for new master of entrepreneurship program
Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class of a unique master's degree program in entrepreneurship offered jointly between U-M's top-ranked College of Engineering and Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

This week in the University Record
• Research: Newly found dwarf galaxies could help reveal nature of dark matter
• Disability allies group to host labor rights talk
• Staff Spotlight: Program manager brings creative passion to Rackham students, ministry
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

A quest for environmental justice
After learning low-income children suffered disproportionately from lead poisoning, Jerome Nriagu, professor of environmental health sciences, made it his mission to fight for environmental justice. He has worked to curb the effects of oil pollution in the Niger Delta, address health disparities in South Africa, and improve groundwater in rural villages in west Bengal. Closer to home, Nriagu is studying the impact of the River Rouge auto plant on the health of Arab-Americans in and around Dearborn.