Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Students balance on wooden platforms while attempting to accomplish individual tasks in a group during a team-building exercise at St. Luke's College of Nursing in Tokyo, where representatives of U-M's Challenge Program in Recreational Sports recently provided the team-building training. Read more about the trip. (Photo by Elizabeth Zollweg)

Student-led program to host sustainable food event at Matthaei
The U-M Sustainable Food Program will promote sustainability by dishing out locally grown foods at Harvest Festival, scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. It will feature dishes of locally grown food, local musicians and various games and activities to promote awareness about local food options and the university's sustainability initiatives.

Symposium honors former information, engineering dean
The Daniel Atkins Symposium, which honors the former dean of both the College of Engineering and the School of Information, will be Oct. 8. The guest list is a reflection of Atkins' far-ranging career, which has included working with dozens of titans in industry, medicine, technology, government and nonprofit foundations.

U-M, Sloan Foundation to enhance open access to research data
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at U-M's Institute for Social Research are joining forces to encourage open access to research data and closer links between publications and the data on which they are based.

CRIME ALERT: Home invasions
Six off-campus home invasions, southeast of Central Campus; between Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

The Michigan Difference

Career guidance overseas
Not even a U.S. State Department security warning could keep UM-Dearborn's Barbara Peitsch and Mike Callahan from their planned travels this summer. The two traveled to the Middle East and North Africa as part of a reverse professional exchange. They hoped to promote the process of guiding, counseling and mentoring young people in their educational and career choices. In many of the host locations, students graduate with desired degrees but few resources to help them find employment.