Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 22, 2012

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., meets with U-M students in the Public Service Intern Program (PSIP) to discuss issues and his role as the state's senior senator. Each year PSIP brings dozens of U-M students to Washington for summer internships. This year, more than 50 students are in the city working on Capitol Hill and at various government and non-profit organizations learning first-hand how Washington operates. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

Aid will cover increase in costs for students with financial need
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved a fiscal year 2013 budget that will increase financial aid enough to cover the full rise in the cost of attendance for the typical Michigan resident student with financial need — and reduce the student's loan burden. The budget raises need-based financial aid for undergraduates by 10.1 percent, raises lower-division resident tuition by 2.8 percent, and increases tuition for nonresident students by 3.5 percent.
• Regents also approved budgets for UM-Dearborn, UM-Flint, and the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, and were presented with the Department of Athletics budget.

Henry Russel lecturer, awardees named for 2013
James S. House, a world-renowned scholar who has been a leader in recognizing and demonstrating that health and illness are influenced by psychosocial processes, has been selected as the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2013. The Board of Regents approved his selection Thursday, and named Allison Steiner and Angela Violi as recipients of the Henry Russel Award.

Moelich appointed as executive director of University Audits
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Jeffrey M. Moelich as executive director of University Audits, effective July 9. He will be responsible for the conduct and operations of all internal audit activities, and supporting the system of internal controls and risk management across the university.

Regents name chair and vice chair, approve Cancer Center project
Regent Laurence Deitch will serve as the next chair of the Board of Regents for a one-year term beginning July 1. Regent Andrea Fischer Newman was named vice chair when the appointments were announced Thursday at the board’s monthly meeting. Meanwhile, regents also approved renovations at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

VIDEO: Nominate a colleague for the Individual Ergo Hero Award
Technical difficulties in Thursday's email edition of the Record Update prevented access to a video highlighting ways to reduce sprains and strains in the workplace. It is being repeated today.

The Michigan Difference

An eye on disease
Biophysics sophomore Nilesh Raval wants to help people, and through his undergraduate research he is able to get a head start. He is one of many students who found a research project through LSA’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. Raval, who plans to attend medical school and become an ophthalmologist, has been able to spend two years working for the Kellogg Eye Center researching the correlation between the cornea and some systemic diseases like fibromyalgia and diabetes.