Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The recent annual Poster Day at the School of Public Health showcased internships and field experiences — in Michigan and around the globe — of about 150 second-year master’s degree students in epidemiology, environmental health sciences, and health behavior and health education. This photo is of the Community Room, where about a third of the student posters were displayed. (Photo courtesy of School of Public Health)

BREAKING NEWS: Director of Athletics
Bill Martin to retire

U-M Director of Athletics Bill Martin announced today he will retire from his position on Sept. 4, 2010. Martin sent a letter to U-M President Mary Sue Coleman this morning, and then informed the athletic department staff at an all-staff meeting. He has been athletic director since 2000.

U-M to host two-part tweet chat on H1N1 swine flu
Members of the public with questions about the H1N1 swine flu are invited to participate in a two-part “tweet chat” on Twitter from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday. Participating in the chat will be Dr. Sandro Cinti, an infectious-disease expert at the U-M Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and Dr. Matthew Davis, a pediatrician, internist, director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health and an associate professor of public policy at the Ford School of Public Policy.

Zell Lurie Institute announces Dare To Dream Grant recipients
The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business has announced recipients of the Fall 2009 Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grant Program, where students apply for funding to advance their innovative, high-potential business concepts toward launch. A total of $50,000 in funding and resources was divided among 30 grant recipients.

Public forum on National Education Technology Plan set for today
U-M will host a public forum today on the National Education Technology Plan, which the U.S. Department of Education is developing to define a vision for the use of information and communication technologies in transforming education in America. The forum will be from 4-6 p.m. at two U-M locations, linked by videoconferencing.

The Michigan Difference

The little things matter
Tiffany Ofili inhabits a world of tiny tolerances and knows how small mistakes can cause big problems. As a four-year star sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper for the women's track and field team, co-captain Ofili already knew how that maxim can affect athletic performance. But pharmacy school gave the rule another meaning.