Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Members of the 2013 Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation Policy Fellowship pose at the Capitol during a recent trip to Washington, D.C., to learn how policies are formed inside the Beltway. The fellowship brings together U-M health services researchers and state policymakers to learn about policymaking, health services research, and the intersection of the two.  (Photo by Babette Levy, CHRT)

UROP marks 25 years of exposing undergrads to world of research
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program is celebrating 25 years of helping undergraduates “discover the world of research” by working with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research scientists from all U-M schools and colleges. The program will mark its silver anniversary with special events beginning with this year's UROP Spring Research Symposium.

Spring Game to raise money for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
The 2013 Mott Spring Game will take place at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Since 2010, the Spring Game has raised nearly $1 million for the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. It is free to the public, with donations accepted as fans enter. Gates open at 10 a.m. and the football team is set to take the field at approximately 12:30 p.m.

UMPD looking for missing staff member
U-M Police are looking for Heping Zhao, a 63-year-old Medical School employee who was last seen at 11 a.m. Tuesday, when he left the Medical Science II building to go for a walk. He is described as an Asian male, 5 feet 8 inches, 150 pounds, with brown eyes, gray and black hair, and last was seen wearing a long-sleeve blue shirt and brown khaki pants. Anyone with information about his location should contact U-M Police at 734-763-1131.

The Michigan Difference

Dear Aunt Ruth
U-M staff member Ruth B. Buchanan sent thousands of letters, greeting cards, and copies of The Michigan Daily to students, faculty, staff and alumni serving in World War II. She requested they call her “Aunt Ruth,” and the response of soldiers and sailors was dramatic, and makes for one of the country’s richest collections of wartime correspondence.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.