Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Huron River cleanup is planned for April as part of the Winter 2011 Water Theme Semester. Click here to read more about the theme semester, which focuses on the importance water and the complex issues related to it. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Sea Grant)

MHealthy kicking off Rewards 2011, Active U this month
MHealthy will launch MHealthy Rewards 2011 and Active U, its two largest programs, on Jan. 25. The programs will include improvements that grew out of feedback from last year. Their goals are to motivate faculty and staff to review their health every year, and then commit to steps to improve or maintain it. 

Lecture dates set for Distinguished University Professor honorees
Four faculty members who have received one of the university's top honors will offer Distinguished University Professor lectures beginning Jan. 26, presenting topics that highlight their work at U-M.

This week in the University Record
• Research: New evidence finds genes play role in response to adversity
• Spotlight: Toney finds perfect recipe for work, life balance
• Question of the Week: What is your New Year's resolution?
Find these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Professor on German high court
Susanne Baer, one of the Law School’s five William W. Cook Global Law Professors and a U-M alumna, has been elected to the German Federal Constitutional Court. She will serve a 12-year non-renewable term on Germany's top court, which handles several thousand cases a year. She is expected to continue her relationship with the Law School during her term.