Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 18, 2010

How do you spell MICHIGAN? If you keep your eyes peeled as you walk around campus, you’ll see a variety of architectural elements and physical features that form the “Michigan alphabet.” A slideshow in the current edition of Michigan Today offers some examples. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

Obama adviser to speak at Law School commencement
Michigan Law alumna and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett will deliver this spring’s commencement address at the Law School on May 8. Jarrett is slated to visit Ann Arbor just one week after President Obama delivers the commencement address for the university as a whole.

Public may sit in on RSC’s creative process during U-M visit
The Royal Shakespeare Company arrives at U-M on Friday for an intensive 10-day “creative residency,” the purpose of which is to develop three new plays for its 2011 season. The public is invited to observe the creative process being played out in a discussion among dramatists, actors and others.

VIDEO: The benefits of value-based insurance design
As President Obama and Congress wrestle with the future of health care reform, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, professor of internal medicine and health management and policy, discusses why part of the solution might be a system that offers financial incentives to promote high-value care where it does the most good.

The Michigan Difference

Helping hand for laid-off workers
As Michigan’s economy shifts away from manufacturing, thousands of unemployed workers face the challenge of preparing for a new career. Helping them meet their retraining needs is LEARN, a program developed by Lynn Wooten, clinical associate professor of strategy and management and organizations at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. A collaboration among several organizations, LEARN provides university-level e-learning and career rebranding courses.