Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The strong visitor turnout at the March reopening of the renovated U-M Museum of Art has continued through the summer. The museum marked its 100,000th visitor recently, just four months since it reopened. (The photo above is from a reopening event.) That puts it on a pace to more than double its attendance from the most recent fiscal year before the renovation, says Karen Goldbaum, UMMA director of communications. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)

Suspect arraigned in connection with March fire at West Quad
A 26-year-old U-M senior from Macomb was arraigned Monday on an arson charge in connection with a March 26 fire that was set in the lower level of West Quad, Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown says. The university has subsequently canceled a crime alert issued after the incident.

The Disability Network honors UM-Flint for access efforts
UM-Flint has been given the Community Access Award by The Disability Network. The award is presented to a business or organization that has increased accessibility to their services and/or products for people with disabilities. Award recipients demonstrate qualities that foster and support self-determination and full participation in their communities.

Michigan Radio schedules town halls on foreclosure issues
Michigan Radio is hosting a series of town hall events to provide information about the housing foreclosure crisis as part of its community-engagement initiative, “Facing the Mortgage Crisis.” Homeowners can talk to experts about the foreclosure process and learn about resources that can help them cope with or prevent foreclosure.

The Michigan Difference

Long-distance radiology
As a radiology professor and a member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas, Dr. Marilyn Roubidoux is improving breast cancer awareness among Native American women. She works with a project in which mammograms of women from remote reservation clinics in the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska are transmitted by satellite and read by U-M radiologists.