Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Portal en Español, the university’s Spanish-language Web site, has posted a new video showcasing the variety of Spanish-language programs and ways that U-M embraces Latino culture. The admissions video, which contains English subtitles, is designed to reach out to potential freshmen and transfer students, as well as their Spanish-speaking family members.

Tuition support for staff members will increase beginning Aug. 1
The maximum tuition support dollars available to staff members continuing their education will increase on Aug. 1. Full-time staff members taking non-U-M courses are eligible for 75 percent of the cost of in-state tuition plus registration fees up to the new maximum of $1,428 per term. Full-time staff members enrolled in U-M courses continue to be eligible for 75 percent of the cost of in-state tuition plus registration fees for up to four credit hours per term. Part-time staff members with a 50 percent or greater appointment are eligible for tuition support proportional to their appointment fraction.

SNRE professor elected to group promoting sustainable design
A U-M professor of landscape architecture has been elected to a top position with the National Academy of Environmental Design. Joan Iverson Nassauer of the School of Natural Resources and Environment will serve as the first secretary for the new group, which wants to reshape national research priorities to more fully incorporate sustainable design as a response to pressing environmental challenges.

PODCAST: Children’s health care feeling impact of economic stress
Dr. Mathew Davis, associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, discusses how the faltering economy is putting stress on children and forcing parents to make harder choices with what money they have left. Those with low incomes or no insurance may put off doctor visits, which can put their children at risk, Davis says.

The Michigan Difference

Long-distance radiology
As a radiology professor and a member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas, Dr. Marilyn Roubidoux is improving breast cancer awareness among Native American women. She works with a project in which mammograms of women from remote reservation clinics in the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska are transmitted by satellite and read by U-M radiologists.