Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

First-year law students Daniela Roseman and Karima Tawfik carry a bale of hay for the strawberry patches at Dawn Farm during the recent Summer Starters' Service Day.  Learn more about Summer Starters and view a slideshow. (Photo by Mark Gebhart)

NextGen Newsletter features updates on IT Strategic Plan, shared services and more
The latest edition of the NextGen Newsletter, which provides updates from the Office of the CIO, features articles on the IT Strategic Plan; the Flux high-performance computing cluster; and MiVideo, a new service to help university departments organize, catalog, share, search and publish multimedia content.

Alternative-fuel cars are no carbon cure-all, researcher says
Making cars more fuel efficient is great for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather than promoting sales of electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles, policymakers should turn their focus to cutting emissions in other energy sectors, says a U-M researcher.

University, city of Jackson collaborate to help citizens connect
A partnership between the city of Jackson and the School of Information aims to develop information tools such as mobile apps and social media sites designed to help citizens interact with their local government in new ways.

The Michigan Difference

A family for Feleke
Law Professor Kyle Logue and his family decided they could take in Feleke, a boy from Ethiopia, for a few weeks while he was being treated in Michigan for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Weeks turned to months, and a plea from one father to another, from one side of the world to the other, changed everything — including the way the Logues defined "family."