Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Counseling and Psychological Services, the primary campus counseling center for students, is featuring “messages of hope” written by students in a video that is part of the CAPS campaign called “Do Something: Stop Student Suicide.” The messages on wooden tiles that hang outside the CAPS office in the Michigan Union are part of a universitywide effort to prevent suicide, the second leading cause of death among college students nationally. The video is set to “The Heart that Keeps You” by Michigan recording artist Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe.

Food operators selected for ground floor of Michigan Union
When students return to campus in the fall, they will see a newly renovated MUG space on the ground floor of the Michigan Union with new and updated food vendors. University Unions is announcing that locally owned and operated Ahmo's Mediterranean Grill is coming to the Union, and that Wendy's and Subway will return with expanded offerings. The new lineup also includes Panda Express.

Enriching Scholarship 2013 to help faculty use technology effectively
Registration has begun for Enriching Scholarship 2013, a week of free workshops, discussions and seminars for instructors, faculty and staff. More than 120 sessions are offered May 6-10. They cover a wide range of content, addressing the role technology plays in fostering engaged and effective teaching, learning and research.

Political scientist Robert Axelrod wins prestigious Johan Skytte Prize
Robert Axelrod, professor of political science and public policy, is the winner of the prestigious 2013 Johan Skytte Prize in political science, awarded for "profoundly having changed our presumptions about the preconditions for human cooperation."

The Michigan Difference

The Warrior Scholar
As a tough son of the Bronx, U-M law professor Yale Kamisar grew up to fight for the rights of the accused, and transformed American jurisprudence along the way. He is known in law schools as the “Father of Miranda” for his impact on the landmark 1966 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that no suspect could be taken into custody and interrogated until the police had told him he had the right to a lawyer and that he had no legal obligation to tell the police anything at all.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference has highlighted stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.