Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jason De Leon, assistant professor of anthropology, is collecting what has become the largest assemblage of migrant artifacts in the country. His Undocumented Migration Project is uncovering the stories behind the thousands of shoes, backpacks and other materials discarded in the Sonora dessert and recovered by his team since 2008. Click here to read more about the project.

Law School's new Entrepreneurship Clinic in high demand
Ten Michigan Law students selected for the inaugural class in the school's new Entrepreneurship Clinic are about to find out about the hands-on nature of the legal workplace. The clinic, a key component in the Law School's Zell Entrepreneurship and Law Program, will give law students the real-life experience they need to facilitate entrepreneurial growth after graduation.

Ko named director of federal relations for research
Kristina Ko has been appointed director of federal relations for research in the Office of the Vice President for Research. The appointment is effective March 1. Working out of U-M's Washington, D.C., office, Ko will coordinate the university's interactions with Congress, the executive branch, federal agencies, research organizations, professional societies, and pubic policy organizations on research-related issues.

VIDEO: Ross School community members discuss what attracts them to Detroit
Stephen M. Ross School of Business faculty, alumni and students share why they are invested in Detroit. It coincides with the Ross Revitalization & Business Initiative's second annual conference, Detroit SHIFT, on Thursday and Friday. Click here to read more about the conference.

The Michigan Difference

Educating India’s poor
Pallavi Shukla saw inequality in the education of India’s children and knew she could do something about it. The first year master’s student at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy acquired land and built a school to help make a powerful difference in the lives of India’s poor and underserved children. She hopes to return to India to develop and support policies that will improve the education system for all of the country's children — rich and poor alike.