Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Max Zeitlin, an LSA junior and community relations co-chair for the U-M Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, works on the "Michigan House," one of three Ypsilanti homes being renovated as part of a joint project with Dow Chemical Co. and Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. More than 30 U-M students from a wide variety of majors worked at the sites Monday and Tuesday. (Photo by Amanda Holdsworth, Business Engagement Center)

Forum attendees seek inspiration and strong leadership credentials in next president
The U-M president who follows Mary Sue Coleman will need to inspire the university community to collaborate, inspire potential donors to give, and inspire legislators to increase support for an institution with a major role in rebuilding Michigan's economy. Those were among the comments at forums Tuesday to gather input on the presidential search.

U-M to launch shuttle service connecting Ann Arbor and Detroit
The U-M Detroit Center and Semester in Detroit Program will launch a free Friday and Saturday shuttle service Oct. 5 to transport faculty, staff and students between the Ann Arbor campus and Detroit, with the help of pilot funding by the Transforming Learning for the Third Century Fund.

CRIME ALERT: Sexual assault (fourth degree)
• 300 block of Maynard Street (between East Liberty and William streets), between 2:15 and 2:36 a.m., Sept. 15.

The Michigan Difference

Math in Africa
A two-week summer school that was part of a mathematics conference in the African nation of Cameroon last spring helped share knowledge across the region. Co-sponsored by U-M and made possible largely through the efforts of Nkem Khumbah, lecturer of mathematics with the Comprehensive Studies Program, the biennial Buea International Conference on the Mathematical Sciences brought global experts to Africa, where they discussed their research with peers across the continent.