Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

LSA student Jerusaliem Gebreziabher fills her U-M water bottle from a fountain in Florence, Italy, during her study abroad experience through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. This photo was one of the winners in the CGIS 2013 photo contest, and part of a slideshow in the current issue of LSA Today. (Photo by Blake Mackie)

U-M Library experts to offer help preserving personal treasures
Do you have stuff you want to keep forever but don't know how? Books, papers, maps, photographs, LPs, or tapes? The U-M Library preservation staff will help people determine how to repair, copy, store, display and care for their treasures at the annual Preservation Clinic on May 19 at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery. The clinic is free and open to the public.

Workshop on cross-discipline research collaboration set for NCRC
The collaborate! initiative at the North Campus Research Complex is sponsoring a daylong workshop Monday focusing on collaborative research in the academic environment. The workshop will explore the critical role of interdisciplinary collaboration and team science in a successful research career. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Thursday.

Faculty and staff invited to welcome new provost at reception Friday
President Mary Sue Coleman is inviting all faculty and staff to a campuswide reception Friday afternoon to welcome Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Martha E. Pollack. The reception is from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Clements Library, 909 S. University Ave.

The Michigan Difference

A mission of thanks
Their parents earn as little as $2 a day, and they live in makeshift, one-room homes. But for seven days in October these 12 children in El Salvador received world-class cardiac care courtesy of a team headed by the U-M Health System. It was the second time the UMHS team traveled to the Central American country as part of an international collaborative sponsored by Gift of Life International. This time, the team trained a cardiac team in El Salvador on a variety of procedures and equipment so those doctors can provide similar care to the children in their country.