Looking forward to giving everyone a behind the scenes look for the Carillon in the Burton Memorial Tower - Coming Soon!
Monday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke visited our campus to speak and answer questions, hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy. While it was a full house, our attention was turned online. Using the hashtag #fordschoolbernanke, people were invited to tweet questions and follow along with the conversation. The event was also livestreamed through the Ford School’s website.
(Photo courtesy of @hugh_davio)
Since we joined Instagram in April, we’ve been enjoying sharing our favorite photos from around Ann Arbor and celebrating campus life, as well as sharing many photos taken by our community of students, alumni, and Wolverines around the globe.
Our team in the #UMSocial office got together to discuss our favorite parts about Instagram, and best practices for those looking to build their presence. Instagram is one of our favorite platforms, as it is rapidly growing and never short of visual content.
Risk Bites creator Andrew Maynard, director of the U-M Risk Science Center and professor of environmental health sciences is flexing his social media muscle by creating short YouTube videos on a dry erase board covering issues from gun control, asbestos, BPA, and more provocative titles such as “poop on cell phones.”
Happy Holidays from our Big House to yours!
(photo courtesy of @jennpirri on Instagram - follow us @uofmichigan)
But do let me reiterate…the Spirit of Michigan. It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways; an enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan men to spread the gospel of their university to the world’s distant outposts; a conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours. — Fielding H. Yost (via barksa)
Elisa Cauley, ChE undergrad and member of ChE Professor Nina’s Lin’s lab group, works in the Lin’s lab in the HH Dow Building in Ann Arbor, MI on July 27, 2012. Members of the Lin Group focus on unearthing fundamental mechanisms underlying the diverse and complex functions of biological systems, and to engineer them for the development of beneficial biotechnologies, through a multidisciplinary approach integrating mathematical modeling and wet-lab experiments.
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
A guest post by William Foreman, the global communication manager at U-M’s News Service. He prefers Cantonese dim sum and peppery Hunanese dishes.
Does Ann Arbor have any decent Chinese restaurants? It’s a common question asked by students from China thinking about studying at the University of Michigan. I could share my opinion with them, but as a non-Chinese PR guy, they probably wouldn’t think of me as the most credible source. It’s best to go straight to the experts: the Chinese students who are already here. And that’s what we did by using Weibo.
Want to win friends and influence people? That, and also create great one-on-one relationships, increase awareness of your presence, and engage in a global dialogue?
Spreading information and getting followers isn’t easy, but it also isn’t hard. We’ll break down what’s been successful for @umich and what we’ve learned.