Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, April 26, 2013

Workers unload electronics being dropped off at the annual e-waste recycling event sponsored by U-M and Ann Arbor Public Schools. The collection Thursday and today at the U-M Tennis and Gymnastics Parking Lot is for businesses and non-profit groups, while Saturday's event at Pioneer High School is for the general public. Read more about the collection. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

Angell Hall computing center to close for renovations
The Angell Hall computing site will be closed May 1-Sept. 3 for its first significant upgrade since opening in 1988. The $4.4 million renovation project will update approximately 32,000 gross square feet to expand the computing site and provide new furniture, improve accessibility, refurbish the computer classrooms on site, and install a new raised flooring system for maximum future flexibility.

U-M partners with community to promote global entrepreneurship
For the second year in a row, young entrepreneurs from the Middle East and North Africa are participating in monthlong fellowships at U-M to learn first-hand how to build their businesses. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, enlists U-M experts and southeastern Michigan organizations to work with the fellows.

Nominations sought to recognize those who champion disability issues
Nominations are now being accepted for the 24th annual James T. Neubacher Award. The deadline for submissions is June 1. The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, alumna or alumnus for significant contributions to improve awareness, access, acceptance and full participation in society for persons with disabilities.

SECURITY BULLETIN UPDATE: Suspicious behavior on North Campus
Suspect identified and interviewed.

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.