Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Comprehensive Cancer Center patient Peggy Mangan plays the harp with bedside musician Julie Hussar as part of the Gifts of Art Program. Read more about the program in the U-M Health System Inside View article, A song for patients: How Gifts of Art bedside music program changes lives. (Photo by Lin Jones/U-M Photo Services)

Hughes named director of U-M Academic Success Program
Provost Teresa Sullivan announced today that Philip R. Hughes will head the University’s Academic Success Program in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. As assistant provost and associate athletic director, Hughes will lead the comprehensive network of academic support programs that ensure a top-quality academic experience and encourage a high level of achievement among student-athletes.

Student engineering team wins Clean Energy Prize
A plan by engineering students to use algae to simultaneously treat wastewater and produce the raw materials for biofuels won the Clean Energy Prize, which encourages entrepreneurship in Michigan and the development of clean energy technology.

Poll: Insurance coverage no peace of mind for parents
Trouble paying health plan premiums and difficulty affording out-of-pocket expenses for medications aren’t just problems of the uninsured. They’re also concerns for families with private insurance, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

The Michigan Difference

Vote for your favorite UMMA Art Pick
As the U-M Museum of Art gets set to reopen March 28, a few friends of the museum are offering their favorites from selected works of art featured in the collection, and the museum invites the community to vote, as well. Find out what piece Dr. Robert Kelch, executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of U-M Health System, says “really catches my fancy” with its “vibrant colors and dramatic distortions.”
Then vote for your favorite.