Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 19, 2009

PHOTO: Jocelyn Rhoades, Rackham Graduate School, has her blood pressure checked by Frank Gamez during an MHealthy Wellness Assessment at the Michigan League. The evaluations being conducted on all three campuses offer benefit-eligible faculty and staff a $100 taxable cash incentive for completing the assessment. To register, click on the photo. Read the March 2 University Record for more information.

Podcast: U-M energy research on rise
Collaborative energy-research partnerships will enable the University to prosper while helping to diversify and revive the state's economy, says Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest.

More Competitors = Less Competition
In research that could have implications for classroom size and work environments, a Ross School professor finds that the more rats in the race, the less inspired they are to win.

LSA expands spring, summer offerings to meet growing demand
Students planning to take summer classes and those who need a required course just caught a break. LSA is expanding spring and summer offerings and scheduling them at convenient times.

The Michigan Difference

Literacies in the 21st Century
Students today might be texting on cell phones, receiving and sending photos and videos, reading blogs, listening to podcasts, googling, consulting Wikipedia, visiting social networking sites, and checking movie times or the weather. But contrary to some notions, adolescents in the twenty-first century do read and write.