Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, July 31, 2009

Students talk with Nyshourn Price-Reed (right), a student service specialist for the School of Social Work, during the 23rd annual Summer Research Opportunity Program last week. More than 450 undergraduates from around the country attended the conference to help prepare them for graduate study. Pat McCune, director of Graduate Student Success at the Rackham Graduate School, says the conference is designed to help students showcase their research while providing tools to prepare them for continued success in academia and beyond. (Photo by Bradford Orr)

Ross School adding weekend program for part-time MBA students
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business is expanding its options for part-time students pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree. Beginning in May 2010, the Ross Part-time MBA Program will offer a weekend format in addition to its evening format.

Flint campus a best regional school in Princeton Review
UM-Flint has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review. The Flint campus was one of 640 “regional bests” listed in the 2010 edition of the college ratings book.

Taubman College dean visits White House as design contest juror
Monica Ponce de Leon, dean of the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, was selected as one of nine jurors for the 2009 National Design Awards. First lady Michelle Obama hosted the White House ceremony for the winners and finalists.

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.