Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 23, 2013

U-M engineering students William Irwin, Jesse Daugherty and Chris O'Neil work on their video application, "Mash It," during the MHacks 2013 hackathon Sunday at Michigan Stadium. The 36-hour weekend blitz of creative coding drew more than 1,200 students from across the country. Read more about MHacks 2013. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)

University launches search for police chief
As part of the evolution of the new Division of Public Safety and Security for the Ann Arbor campus, the university has launched a search for a new chief of police. Current Police Chief Joe Piersante has been named DPSS chief operations officer and director of University Security Services.

EPA administrator McCarthy to headline Law School conference
Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will give the keynote address at the Law School's Environmental Law and Policy Program conference on Thursday.

CRIME ALERT: Home invasion
• 1100 block of South Forest Avenue, between 2 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sept. 20.

The Michigan Difference

A break from prison life
Lora Lempert's workday is far from over when she exits the UM-Dearborn parking lot. The professor of sociology often heads west to the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti. There she welcomes a new crop of students, incarcerated women who are part of the Women’s College Program. For them, the program is an opportunity to briefly escape from prison life.