Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (right) discusses the latest developments with health care reform legislation and other issues facing medical institutions and large employers during a visit to the Ann Arbor campus. Levin, D-Mich., met Tuesday with officials from the U-M Health System, the School of Public Health, Human Resources, and the local community. Also shown above are Dr. Jack Billi (left), associate vice president for medical affairs, and Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, executive vice president for medical affairs and UMHS chief executive officer. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Photo Services)

AATA to launch express bus routes from Canton
U-M employees who commute to Ann Arbor from western Wayne County will have a new option starting Aug. 24, one that offers gas savings and less campus parking congestion. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority will launch its Canton Express service, offering two morning trips and two afternoon trips between Canton and Ann Arbor.

Henry Ford Estate joins arts and culture fundraising challenge
The Henry Ford Estate, a national historic landmark on the campus of UM-Dearborn, will reach out Aug. 18 to help seek community support for arts and cultural programs in Southeast Michigan. It is participating in the “Community Foundation Challenge — Arts and Culture,” an online challenge designed to generate $3 million.

PODCAST: What lies ahead for the Fed?
In the past year and a half, the Federal Reserve has undertaken unprecedented measures to deal with the nation’s financial problems. Assistant professor John Ciorciari of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy talks about the road ahead for the Fed, the actions of which have raised concerns about inflation.

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.