Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lester Monts, senior vice provost for academic affairs and periodic visitor to China, slices vegetables during a "meishi" (delicious food) Chinese cooking class at Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall. Monts was the guest chef Wednesday for the last session of this semester's series of classes, which is a collaboration between the Confucius Institute and Arts in Residence. It is designed to give students interactive experiences with Chinese arts and cultures. Looking on is cooking instructor Shih-Wen Wu, a programmer analyst at Rackham Graduate School. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

Three faculty members receive Guggenheim Fellowships
Three U-M faculty members have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for their research, in recognition of their distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.

U-M hosting national conference marking 40th anniversary of Title IX
A national conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX will be held at U-M, May 9-11. "Title IX at 40: Progress and Promise — Equity for All" will celebrate the federal legislation that enabled women and girls to become high school and college athletes. The keynote speaker is Laila Ali, world champion boxer and president of the Women's Sports Foundation.

Flint, Dearborn campuses announce commencement speakers
UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn have announced the featured speakers for their commencement on April 29. Both schools will conduct separate morning and afternoon ceremonies that day.

The Michigan Difference

Stitching a global network
Alumnus Justin Golden learned the true Michigan difference after his graduation from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In an attempt to broaden his business outreach, Golden contacted U-M’s extensive alumni network and journeyed to eight countries over eight months to meet with roughly 50 U-M graduates around the world to explore entrepreneurial and investment opportunities.