Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

President Mary Sue Coleman speaks with retired faculty members Irene Butter and Andrew Nagy at the Leadership Breakfast. Butter and Nagy are Holocaust survivors who have helped guide U-M programs honoring Raoul Wallenberg, an alumnus credited with saving 100,000 Jews during World War II. Nagy was sheltered in one of Wallenberg's "safe houses." (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

Coleman announces initiatives at Leadership Breakfast
President Mary Sue Coleman announced new key initiatives to boost performing arts education, Great Lakes sustainability efforts and health care policy research at her annual Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday. Coleman said she continues to be energized by the life-changing work of the institution, and by the contributions of leaders at all three of its campuses.
Watch videos of Coleman's speech, delivered at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Michigan Athletics, Wolverines for Life hosting massive donor drive Sunday
Among the ways Superstorm Sandy has affected the East Coast is the cancellation of more than 100 blood drives. The public will have a chance to ease that need on Sunday during "Be a Hero at the Big House" from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Michigan Stadium. The drive includes opportunities to give blood, sign the Michigan Organ Donor Registry and register as a bone marrow donor.

New MHealthy programs help employees during the upcoming season
Registration now is open for "'Tis the Season for MHealthy," programs designed to help university faculty and staff stay healthy and maintain their peace of mind during this busy time of the year. Programs take place in November and December and include weekly, 30-minute online healthy-lifestyle events and in-person financial seminars.

The Michigan Difference

Finding refuge
When a refugee crisis was brewing in Nepal in 2011, a nongovernmental organization asked James Hathaway, James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and one of the world's foremost experts on refugee law, to visit Nepal and discuss the options. By the end of his trip, Hathaway not only had discussed and critiqued the draft statutes he'd been asked to review, but he unexpectedly had helped five NGOs meld the best elements of their proposals for refugee protection.