Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A worker from Rose Moving and Storage moves office equipment for Parking Customer Services to its new location on South Division Street. PCS manages the university permit parking system and the patient and visitor parking areas on campus. The new office opens today in a building adjacent to the expanded Thompson Street Parking Structure. The main entrance is on South Division, but the office also can be accessed from within the parking structure. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

SPH awarded $2.25M to train public health physicians
The School of Public Health has received a $2.25 million dollar grant from the federal government to expand its preventive medicine residency to help combat an expected shortfall of primary care physicians within 10 years.

REMINDER: Organ donor challenge continues through Thursday
The Wolverine-Buckeye Challenge, an annual competition between U-M and Ohio State University to sign up the most people in each state's organ-donor registry, is coming down to the wire. The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The Wolverine effort was aided Monday when Coach Rich Rodriguez highlighted Andrew Majors, a 16-year-old U-M football fan and double organ recipient, at his weekly press conference.

Michigan Radio partners with StoryCorps in National Day of Listening
Michigan Radio, the university's NPR news station, is an official partner of the oral history project StoryCorps in its effort to make Friday a National Day of Listening, in which people are asked to set aside an hour to interview a friend, loved one or someone in their community about their life.

CRIME ALERT: Indecent exposure
Outside Oxford Housing, 600 block of Oxford Road

The Michigan Difference

Athlete-philanthropist
Zachary Ciullo is a big man with a big heart. The 6-foot-1-inch, 270-pound Wolverine left guard may intimidate football opponents, but off the field he’s more about helping than hitting. A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and Student-Athletes Leading Social Change, Ciullo has aided charities through Mock Rock, helped build a school in Kenya and was co-captain of the football team’s Relay for Life team. Football, he says, has “opened a lot of doors for philanthropy.”