Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, January 31, 2011

Brain scans showing neural reactions to pro-health messages can predict whether someone keeps that resolution to quit smoking better than the person making the resolution. In this video, Emily Falk, assistant professor of communication studies and director of the Communication Neuroscience Laboratory, discusses these findings in a study for which she was lead author.

Political unrest prompts U-M to remove students from Egypt
Several university undergraduate students who were to study abroad in Egypt this semester were expected to be leaving the country today because of unrest there. The students were reported to be safe and away from any of the problems.

Three building projects receive top honors from state association
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Michigan branch has recognized three U-M construction projects — Michigan Stadium, Couzens Hall and the Data Center — with its "Build Michigan Award" for excellence and quality. The award is the highest honor AGC Michigan bestows on its members.

This week in the University Record
• Research: African-American men say doctor visits often are a bad experience
• Spotlight: Administrative assistant dreams of owning fitness studio
• Research: Mercury in Bay Area fish a legacy of California mining
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Saving lives in the sky
U-M Survival Flight is more than just a way of transporting very sick patients. This article in Medicine at Michigan explains why the high level of critical care that the men and women of this service provide before, during and after the trip sets it apart from other air medical transport programs.