Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In this video, the first participants in a unique new Master of Entrepreneurship program discuss the benefits of the immersive curriculum that is targeted toward teaching inventors to become entrepreneurs. Read more about the program — a joint endeavor between the College of Engineering and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

UM-Dearborn announces record enrollment
UM-Dearborn officials have announced the largest enrollment in the university’s 52-year history. Total enrollment for fall 2012 is 9,083 students, an increase of 128 students — or 1.43 percent — from last fall. This marks the fourth consecutive year of enrollment growth.

Delegation in Brazil this week for research and academic collaboration
U-M scientists and scholars led by President Mary Sue Coleman are visiting Brazil this week to strengthen research and academic collaboration with several leading universities and foundations. Delegation member Eva Menezes is documenting the trip on the blog MGoBrazil.

Blue Bikes in high demand; semester rentals fill up
Weeks after launching the university's bicycle rental program, semester rentals of the Blue Bikes are full. A waitlist has been created for the winter semester. All 15 bicycles set aside for the fall semester have been rented. However, 15 bicycles remain available for daily and weekend rentals.

SECURITY BULLETIN: Catalytic converter thefts
Week of Sept. 17, Northwood Community Apartments

The Michigan Difference

A summer helping displaced Iraqis
Betsy Fisher has spent summers in the Middle East before, so she had some idea what to expect when she decided to spend this one in Iraq, helping displaced Iraqis — especially LGBT Iraqis — find safe, permanent homes. She worked with the Iraqi Assistance Project as the Law School's 2012 Perry Watkins Fellow. The fellowship is named after a Vietnam-era draftee who successfully challenged the U.S. Army policy of excluding gay service members.