Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

These high school students are among 18 from several Michigan schools who recently attended the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning’s ArcStart, a pre-architecture program designed to introduce students to the studio intensity of a bachelor’s degree in architecture. They attended design studios to work on freehand drawing, model making, presentation skills and group work.

MHealthy looking for workplace Wellness Champions
MHealthy is recruiting volunteers to serve as work-unit Wellness Champions, sharing program information and encouraging healthier habits within their work areas. Prospective Wellness Champions must complete a membership application and attend one of MHealthy’s fall Wellness Champion Regional Meetings. The commitment is for two years, through December 2011.

Some job situations dangerous for teens’ sexual health
Allowing teens to work too many hours in the wrong environment can be dangerous for their sexual health by fostering conditions that lead them to older sex partners, a new study shows. An author of the study stresses that, overall, teenagers who work part-time benefit in almost all areas over those who don’t have jobs, but those benefits come with caveats.

Ross alumnus launches independent music label to honor his son
Accountant Mitchell Robins, a Stephen M. Ross School of Business alumnus, never intended to pursue a career in the music business. That was his son's goal. But when Sean Robins was diagnosed with a rare pediatric bone cancer, his music career was put on hold. His father's, however, was just beginning. Robins launched an independent music label that benefits a nonprofit foundation for children with Ewing’s sarcoma.

The Michigan Difference

Forests and the future
Researchers led by Don Zak, a professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, have turned time forward about 40 years in the northern woods of Michigan. Zak and his colleagues, featured in the spring issue of Stewards, have found that northern hardwood forests absorb more heat-trapping carbon dioxide when exposed to rates of atmospheric nitrogen deposition expected to occur by 2050 across the upper Great Lakes region.