Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, February 23, 2009

PHOTO: A member of the Michigan Marching Band performs during a U-M basketball game at Crisler Arena.

Michigan Radio audience jumps
Michigan Radio has experienced significant audience growth, according to fall 2008 audience ratings. Over the past year, Michigan Radio saw a 40 percent increase in total weekly audience in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint, and the station experienced almost 20 percent audience growth in the Lansing and Kalamazoo markets.

MLK Spirit Awards honor ‘extraordinary’ undergraduates
Seven of the University’s undergraduate schools and colleges have announced the recipients of the 2009 Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards.The awards honor undergraduates who best exemplify the leadership and extraordinary vision of King.

Panel to discuss social, cultural landscape of Afghanistan
Three of the world’s pre-eminent experts who have studied the interactions among Afghanistan’s major communities and the outside world will offer their insights on the social and cultural landscape of Afghanistan today in the panel discussion “Afghanistan — The Once and Future War.”

The Michigan Difference

Reinventing the suture
Ross School alumnus builds business around his invention Surgimatix that closes sutures with the speed of a skin stapler but minimizes scars like the best manual suture. Page 41 fall Dividend.