Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Workers are sanding, staining and refinishing the maple parquet stage at Hill Auditorium, a two-week process conducted under a protective plastic “cocoon." (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Photo Services)

BREAKING NEWS: President Coleman comments on athletics allegations
President Mary Sue Coleman said in a statement today that a “thorough and objective” investigation is critical to determining the truth about allegations involving the U-M football program. “At the University of Michigan, we place the highest importance on the welfare of our student-athletes and the integrity of our intercollegiate athletics program,” Coleman said.

VIDEO: UM-Flint students connect with their community
UM-Flint has a long tradition of active involvement within its surrounding community. This video features University Outreach's Center for Civic Engagement and its "First Friday of Service" program, one of the service-learning projects and volunteer activities, events and organizations with which UM-Flint students, faculty and staff involve themselves.

VIDEO: Why tightwads marry spendthrifts
When it comes to love and money, apparently opposites really do attract. Scott Rick assistant professor of marketing at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, talks about how, when it comes to choosing a spouse, people who generally spend less tend to marry people who generally spend more.

AUDIO: Hanlon discusses budget, cost containment
Philip Hanlon, vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, was interviewed on WLBY-AM’s “Lucy Ann Lance Show” about the various cost-containment measures under way at U-M. Access an online digest of the show’s topics and scroll down to the entry for Aug. 26.

The Michigan Difference

A life in medicine
Dr. Robert Kelch will retire this month after a U-M career that stretches from his days as a medical student in the mid-1960s to the last six years as executive vice president for medical affairs. There will be a public reception in Kelch’s honor from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the lobby of the Towsley Center. Kelch reflects on his career in the current edition of Medicine at Michigan.