Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

To avoid construction-related backups along the Stadium Boulevard bridge, event planners for the May 2 Spring Commencement encourage participants to come early, consider alternate routes, or park and ride one of the shuttle buses that will run before and after the event. (Photo by David Lawrence Boyle)

Commencement visitors advised to avoid construction
Ongoing construction on the Stadium Boulevard bridge has resulted in a reduced number of lanes that could make travel difficult for the 35,000-40,000 guests expected to attend Spring Commencement.

UMHS to launch GreenIT program today
In keeping with the U-M Health System’s efforts to be better stewards of resources, Medical Center Information Technology is modifying the way that it manages computers. The GreenIT program will launch the first of four phases today, on Earth Day.

Michigan Radio’s audience reaches record levels
Michigan Radio, the public radio service from U-M, has reached a record level in terms of weekly listening audience. The station now has a statewide weekly cumulative audience of 513,600 listeners per week, recently released data shows.

Michigan Road Scholars prepare to hit the highway
This May marks the 10th Michigan Road Scholars Tour, designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and the people and communities of the state.

The Michigan Difference

Media medicine man
He trained as a neurosurgeon at U-M, intending to start a quiet practice in Michigan. But plans changed for Dr. Sanjay Gupta. CNN’s chief medical correspondent travels the planet to learn more about global health perspectives, which he explains to everyday folks using everyday language.