Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dr. Kim Eagle, director of the Cardiovascular Center, is among the faculty and staff in a new video about the importance of learning about your health and taking steps to improve it. MHealthy recently launched its two largest programs, MHealthy Rewards and Active U. Click here to learn more about both programs.

Korean studies grants to support scholarship, research, cultural activities
The Nam Center for Korean Studies recently has received gifts and grants of nearly $2.9 million that will create new opportunities for scholarship, research and community engagement.

Arab-American studies minor started at Dearborn campus
UM-Dearborn launched a new minor in Arab-American studies this semester. Students who pursue the minor will examine the historical, political, economic, literary, artistic, cultural and psychological forces that have shaped and continue to shape the lives and communities of Arab Americans.

PODCAST: Private equity in the political crossfire
Private equity has become an issue in the Republican presidential primary as candidate Mitt Romney faces criticism for his time running Bain Capital. In this podcast, David Brophy, associate professor of finance and director of the Office for the Study of Private Equity Finance at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, discusses the role of private equity and why criticizing it may be a poor way to court Republican voters.

The Michigan Difference

Keeping art alive in Detroit
Janie Paul, associate professor in the School of Art & Design, knew children in underprivileged communities like Detroit had little access to arts education. So she began Detroit Connections, in which A&D students give weekly art lessons to Detroit-area elementary students. The program not only has helped local children to learn more about art, but also has introduced U-M students to Detroit’s rich cultural heritage.