Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 4, 2009

Members of the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps class of 2009 are commissioned as officers. The ceremony at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in the Michigan League was followed by a tri-service commissioning, which included the Air Force and Army. (Photo by Scott Galvin/U-M Photo Services)

Spring graduates encouraged to remain optimistic and committed
The Class of 2009 may face the most discouraging economic future since the Great Depression but graduates must not be deterred, several speakers said at Spring Commencement on Saturday. Google co-founder and U-M alumnus Larry Page, university leaders and even fellow students spoke of this class’ opportunity and ability to meet the challenges that face it.

Faculty awarded for commitment to diversity
Six faculty members dedicated to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M have received the 2009 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Affairs.

University Payroll Office announces new hours
Effective June 1, the Payroll Office’s reception desk, located in G395 Wolverine Tower, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist customers. It no longer will be open between 7:30-8 a.m.

Forum teaches about anxiety disorders in children and adolescents
In moderation, worry can be helpful. However, if worry is intense, distressing and/or difficult for a child to control, it may impair a young person’s ability to function, and get in the way of healthy development. Parents can learn more about anxiety disorders in youth at an educational forum, “Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents.”

The Michigan Difference

Thrombotic threat
When initial treatment failed to dissipate 15-year-old tennis champ Elizabeth Baiardi’s leg clot, a U-M-trained vascular surgeon at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital sent her to the Cardiovascular Center (CVC) for the coordinated, multi-specialty care that is its hallmark.