Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 12, 2009

These undergraduates are among two dozen from across the United States who assembled in Ann Arbor this week as part of the School of Public Health Summer Enrichment Program in health management and policy. Participants will work on a variety of policy and patient care projects at summer internships in large hospitals, neighborhood health centers, and other sites. The projects relate to disadvantaged populations, addressing exposure to conditions and situations that negatively affect health. Richard Lichtenstein (back row, center), associate professor of health management and policy, founded the program and is its director. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)

University prepares as flu becomes a worldwide pandemic
The announcement Thursday that the H1N1 swine flu outbreak has reached pandemic proportions has not prompted immediate actions at U-M’s campuses, but officials are making sure the university is prepared in case the virus returns during the usual fall flu season.

Conference to focus on country’s truck transportation system
Transportation policy officials and technical experts from around the world will gather at the Michigan League Monday-Wednesday for a conference on efficient, safe and sustainable U.S. truck transportation systems. “Building the Policy Options Roadmap” is sponsored by the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

Summer’s coming and so are the festivals
As summer approaches, a community’s collective mind turns to outdoor festival fun. Kicking off today is three weeks of free music, movies and more at Top of the Park. at Ingalls Mall. If the Bard is more your taste, there’s “Twelfth Night” at Shakespeare in the Arb. And, of course, the four award-winning events that comprise the Ann Arbor Art Fairs are just around the corner, running July 15-18.

The Michigan Difference

Helping NOLA recover
This spring, more than three years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Jake Weixler jumped at the chance to organize a group of about 30 fellow Law School students who spent spring break helping the still-struggling city recover. At right, Jessica Greenia, Mei Li Zhen and Meredith Monroe work at the public defenders' office on various legal research projects for clients.