Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sela Panapasa, a research investigator for the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research, addresses a conference titled “Health Concerns and Disparities Among America's Fastest Growing Populations” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event highlighted a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health on the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Panapasa, a Pacific Islander of Polynesian heritage, discussed a forthcoming study she is conducting of the health, well being, and health care utilization of Pacific Islanders living in California. (Photo by Adam Stoltman)

Michigan Meetings to explore consumption, cancer disparities
The first in an annual series of Michigan Meetings begins next week with an interdisciplinary exploration of the fundamental human drive to acquire, consume, and retain important resources. It will be followed later this month with a look at how the economic crisis creates disparities in cancer and its treatment.

BREAKING NEWS: DPS seeks information about stolen artwork, furniture
The Department of Public Safety is seeking information about the theft of artwork and furniture from the Thayer Building, 202 S. Thayer, sometime between 8:30 p.m. April 30 and 9 a.m. May 1.

Part of East Medical Center Drive to close next week
A section of East Medical Center Drive, the main “ring road” around the medical campus, will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. Monday through the evening of May 14 for water main construction near the new Children’s and Women’s Hospital construction project.

Animated drawing pad wins U-M toy competition
The Scribble, an electronic doodle pad that animates your drawings, is the winner of a toy design competition organized by the College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship. The competition was designed to provide an interdisciplinary effort for students to create and design new toys.

The Michigan Difference

Road Scholars on tour
U-M’s Road Scholars launch their four-day 2010 tour this week. The 31 members of the annual tour will travel throughout Michigan to develop among faculty an awareness of the state’s diverse features and the communities that a majority of U-M students call home. Follow the group’s progress on its website and Facebook page.