Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, August 10, 2009

New research shows that parents who want to help their children succeed in school may need to go back to school themselves. Pamela Davis-Kean of the Institute for Social Research discusses this and other factors that affect children's performance.

Engineering projects to enable research that could boost economy
Three projects funded with federal stimulus money and other grants were the focus of attention Friday when U.S. Rep. John Dingell visited campus. The projects will enable College of Engineering research into clean energy and safer bridges that could boost the economy, officials say.

New dean at UM-Flint School of Education and Human Services
Mary Jo Finney has been named dean of the School of Education and Human Services at UM-Flint. Finney joined the faculty in 1998 and was promoted 
to associate professor in 2003. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1.

Road closure planned near medical center construction site
Part of East Medical Center Drive, the main "ring road" around the medical campus, will be closed in both directions Friday evening through the morning of Aug. 22. The closure will affect a short stretch of roadway near the new C.S. Mott Children's and Women's Hospital construction project while workers take down one of two large construction cranes.

The Michigan Difference

No business like show business
Andrew Dowdle received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1997 with his eye on Wall Street. But he always had an interest in movies, which he shared with his brother, John. One day he decided a motion picture career wasn’t the pipe dream he had assumed it must be, and decided to take his shot. Now he’s using the business acumen he developed at U-M to produce films with his brother.