Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

High school students take blood-pressure readings under the direction of Betsy Cambridge of the School of Nursing. The students were on campus Tuesday visiting various units as part of the “Rising Scholars” program organized by the Center for Educational Outreach in conjunction with Ann Arbor Public Schools.

UM-Flint to start new Doctor of Nursing Practice program
Shortages of nurses and primary-care doctors could reach the hundreds of thousands nationwide by 2025, according to government estimates, and a new UM-Flint program aims to help ease that situation. An online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program begins in the fall. It will provide the skills necessary for advanced nursing practice in primary health care.

Michigan places fifth in final Directors' Cup standings
U-M placed fifth in the 2008-09 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division I final standings. This marks U-M's third straight showing in the top five. Four top-five national finishes, including an NCAA runner-up performance from men's gymnastics, highlighted the ranking.

Nominations sought for leadership seminar
The Center for the Education of Women is accepting nominations for participants in its 2009-10 Advanced Leadership Seminar. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. July 24. Employees must be nominated by a department/unit manager or supervisor to be considered for this program.

The Michigan Difference

Persistent poverty
Moving from welfare to work doesn’t necessarily lift one out of poverty. Laura Lein, dean of the School of Social Work, as well as faculty members Sandra Danziger and Sherrie Kossoudji are among those who have conducted research into the problems of the working poor. Their work is profiled on Page 4 of the current edition of Ongoing, SSW’s magazine.