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Posted on Tue, Sep 4, 2012 : 4:22 p.m.

Mary Sue Coleman, U-M delegation plan trip to Brazil

By Cindy Heflin

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and several researchers will travel to Brazil later this month, the university has announced.


Mary Sue Coleman

The university hopes to enhance and spotlight already established collaborations with institutions in Brazil as well as foster new ones.

The U-M group will have meetings and working sessions in four cities, including Sao Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, the capital, U-M said. Coleman will host meetings in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro with U-M alumni living in Brazil.

The delegation will include six faculty members and Mark Tessler, the university's vice provost for international affairs, the Michigan Daily reported.

Education and research are growing fields in Brazil, the university said, noting more than a quarter of all scientific papers by written by Brazilians have foreign co-authors.

The delegation will make the trip Sept. 22-28.



Wed, Sep 5, 2012 : 7:02 p.m.

Boy, its a good thing she is going down there to spotlight and enhance those collaborations!! Who knows what would happen if those ever fell apart. hahaha!! Anyways, you kids enjoy your free vacation and bring backs lots of pictures.


Wed, Sep 5, 2012 : 6:05 p.m.

As a Michigan Taxpayer I demand to know who is paying for this trip to the 4 top tourist destinations of Brasil. Will they be staying in a Best Western Hotel (or equivalent). Are they flying coach economy ,or first class? And as the other person commented , in these HARD ECONOMIC TIMES wouldnt a conference/video call be just as effective. And shouldnt Mary Joe stay here and do the job we all overpay her for? This is just another State Employee stealing more money from all of us. Mary Sue you should be ashamed. But hey if you take me along as an observer maybe I won't be so critical of your thievery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets Get Real

Wed, Sep 5, 2012 : 1:35 p.m.

Raise tuition, cut budgets - I need a trip to South America.


Wed, Sep 5, 2012 : 12:33 p.m.

With all the cuts to education, maybe a conference call would have been better. Not nearly as much fun tho.


Wed, Sep 5, 2012 : noon

Power corrupts , absolute power corrupts absolutely.....just look at city hall.....


Wed, Sep 5, 2012 : 2:02 a.m.

Sounds like a spring break trip paid for by the students. Nice Mary Sue!

Dog Guy

Wed, Sep 5, 2012 : 1:42 a.m.

No way can U of M survive a week without Coleman.

Tom Todd

Tue, Sep 4, 2012 : 11:39 p.m.

the hand that holds the power rules the roost.