Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Area high school students take part in an innovative competition at U-M to cap an oil leak. A group of 40 students were divided into two teams and given the task to stop a simulated leak and clean up the resulting spill. The monthlong camp, featured in this video, was hosted by the College of Engineering.

MTIP offers $5 co-pay for OTC tobacco treatment products
MHealthy’s Tobacco Independence Program now covers generic over-the-counter tobacco treatment products with a $5 co-pay per one-month supply. The benefit is available to U-M employees and dependents covered under the U-M Prescription Drug Plan. 

Committee considers new health plan options
Charged with examining the role a medical plan can play in encouraging good health, a newly created Member Engagement Health Plan Design Committee has begun thinking about new incentives that could be implemented in 2012 and beyond.

Gandhi statue headed to UM-Flint peace garden
UM-Flint will soon join other universities around the country in establishing a peace garden on campus. A statue of Gandhi will be part of the planned garden in Willson Park. The garden and statue will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Oct. 2.

CRIME ALERT: Unarmed robbery
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The Michigan Difference

Harnessing the sun
U-M alumnus Sam Field is co-founder of the Kalamazoo Solar Project, a 756-panel solar-energy farm east of Kalamazoo. It produces 147 kilowatts of energy, enough to power 20 to 25 homes. Field’s wife, Shon, who also graduated from U-M, and his son, Connor, a U-M student majoring in economics and electrical engineering, helped design and build the array.