Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sudarat Pianchob, left, and Soontaree Jianvitayakij photograph tulips outside the Rackham Building. Flowers such as those shown here are just one of the many signs that spring has sprung at the university. (Photo by Scott Galvin / U-M Photo Services)

Kolars named to lead expanded mission at Medical School
The Medical School is expanding its educational mission in an effort to develop a more global impact, and Dr. Joseph Kolars has been named to oversee that initiative. Kolars will become the Medical School’s first senior associate dean for education and global initiatives effective June 1, pending the approval of the Board of Regents. Kolars currently holds several positions at the Mayo Clinic, and also works on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Michigan Radio joins project on housing foreclosure crisis
Michigan Radio is participating in a public broadcasting project called "Facing the Mortgage Crisis." Over the next several months the public radio station will present reports, special shows, town hall meetings, and information about how we as a society can cope with the foreclosure crisis that is hitting the state and the nation.

Registration deadline Friday for Student Affairs symposium
The 2009 Student Affairs Research Symposium, “Deconstructing Theory to Practice,” will take place Tuesday in the Michigan Union. The deadline for registering for the sixth annual symposium is Friday.

The Michigan Difference

Thrombotic threat
When initial treatment failed to dissipate 15-year-old tennis champ Elizabeth Baiardi’s leg clot, a U-M-trained vascular surgeon at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital sent her to the Cardiovascular Center (CVC) for the coordinated, multi-specialty care that is its hallmark.