Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, October 11, 2012

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., speaks with students from U-M, Michigan State University and the Detroit School for the Arts at the U-M Detroit Center. His visit Tuesday was part of the Legislative Collaborative, a quarterly political forum sponsored by the U-M and MSU Detroit Centers. Listen to an interview with Levin at the forum. (Photo by Mike Morland, U-M Detroit Center)

MCubed to use lottery, not first-come approach to determine 'cubes'
For at least the first 50 projects to be funded by the new MCubed research-funding program, organizers have elected to use a semi-random drawing, rather than first-come, first-served approach. Organizers explain why in this blog post.

Research Views: How art and science inform each other creatively
A story about the possible discovery of King Richard III's remains highlights the linkages among art, science and our understanding of history. Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest writes that the episode also triggers thoughts about how those linkages drive creativity, in various forms, at a research university.

First flu cases being reported; still time to get vaccinated
With the first few cases of flu being reported in Michigan, university health officials want to remind the campus community that there is still time to get a flu vaccination. MHealthy's final walk-in flu shot clinic for Ann Arbor campus employees is today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Michigan Union's Kuenzel Room.

U-M to host conference on campus sexual assault policies
The Center for the Education of Women is partnering with several other sponsors to host a conference Oct. 25-26 that will address student sexual misconduct under Title IX. Organizers say gender-based violence on college campuses is a common barrier to students' ability to successfully pursue higher education. Registration, which includes a fee, closes at 5 p.m. Friday.

REMINDER: PTS asks that lots be cleared for football parking
Parking & Transportation Services and the Athletic Department again are asking for employees’ assistance, as they work to provide parking for the 2012 U-M home football season.

CRIME ALERT CANCELED: Sexual Assault
Oct. 7, off-campus, Hill Street; the Ann Arbor Police Department has determined the incident did not occur.
• Additionally, a July 2 alert has been been canceled for a home invasion and attempted sexual assault, off-campus, Oakland Avenue; suspect arrested.

The Michigan Difference

From the ground up
Inside of a sweltering hoop house, Shaina Shetty smiles as she waters a cluster of newly budded sunflowers. “I like being seen not just as a student, but as a member of the community,” the LSA sophomore says of her summer internship at Growing Hope, an Ypsilanti nonprofit that works to improve community members’ access to healthy food through education and growing their own produce.