Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 27, 2009

A swine flu message from the provost and chief health officer
An outbreak of the swine flu in Mexico and its spread to a half-dozen states in the U.S. has prompted the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to issue a public health emergency alert. In response, the university offers information on the steps it is taking to help safeguard members of the community. Leaders say the measures, like those taken by the CDC, are precautionary. There is no imminent danger to the health of the university community.

New Web site boosts intern opportunities
Internship-seeking college students now will have access to a broader pool of Michigan employers, thanks to the Intern In Michigan Web site created by sponsoring organizations including The Presidents Council of State Universities of Michigan.

Emergency funding available for U-M students, employees
As some students and employees struggle because of the economy, the university has several emergency funding programs to provide help. From tuition assistance to short-term funding for severe and temporary financial crises, a number of funds have been established to help members of the campus community to remain engaged, stay in class and be as productive as possible.

Podcast: Maintaining high morale in low times
Massive layoffs, budget cuts, closures. The news is bad enough for workers and executives who lose their jobs. But for those still employed, keeping morale high can be challenging.

The Michigan Difference

Charting new courses in ambulatory practice
University retiree Fred Remley, 79, at right with Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Tami Remington, says direct pharmacist involvement in medication therapy management has impacted his quality of life by helping to manage the medication he uses. He takes part in MHealthy: Focus on Medicines, a university/College of Pharmacy partnership to improve health outcomes.