Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

About 30 percent of humans probably harbor tuberculosis. Now, a trio of researchers, including a U-M microbiologist and chemical engineer, are working to develop new and better treatments for the disease. Click on the image to access a Digital Multimedia Experience — produced by the College of Engineering — that looks inside the "black box of tuberculosis."

Environmental activist to receive 22nd Raoul Wallenberg Medal
Appalachian environmental activist Maria Gunnoe will be awarded the 22nd Raoul Wallenberg Medal. After the medal presentation, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Rackham Auditorium, Gunnoe will give the Wallenberg Lecture, which is free and open to the public. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg's birth.

University Unions build community while increasing sustainability efforts
Students, faculty and staff can find more local, fresh foods available through the University Unions. The Michigan Union, Michigan League and Pierpont Commons have increased the amount of locally sourced items offered in their restaurants, cafes and convenience stores as a result of U-M's new food purchasing guidelines.

Physician assistants team up to renovate home for fellow UMHS employee
For the third year in a row, many of U-M’s physician assistants are coming together to renovate a local home in celebration of National Physician Assistants Week, which is Oct. 8-12. The recipient of the Habitat for Humanity renovation project is LaKeesha Talbert, a patient services assistant at the U-M Health System.

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.