Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, visited U-M on Friday to hear from leaders of the U-M Health System, the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Depression Center about several major initiatives. At left is Dr. Ora Pescovitz, executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of UMHS. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

Sullivan to lead UVA, joins list of former U-M leaders in top spots
Provost Teresa Sullivan’s appointment Monday as the eighth president of the University of Virginia makes her the latest entry on a long list of U-M alumni and former administrators now leading institutions of higher education.

New MHealthy Rewards offers incentives for improving health
Continuing its efforts to help improve the health of the university community and, in the long-term, help contain rising health-related costs, MHealthy will launch its new Rewards program Jan. 25, awarding a $100 pre-tax incentive to qualifying, benefits-eligible faculty and staff who complete a confidential online health questionnaire and two eligible health and well-being activities in 2010.

U-M remembers President Emeritus Robben Wright Fleming
Robben Wright Fleming, the imperturbable U-M president who steered the school safely through the student unrest of the late 1960s and early ’70s, died Monday in Ann Arbor. He was 93. Fleming served twice as U-M’s leader — from 1968 to 1978; then as interim president in 1988.

Congenital Heart Center to host Twitter chat on heart defect surgeries
Members of the public, including parents of babies with severe heart defects, are invited to submit questions for inclusion in a tweet chat about surgical approaches for heart defects from noon-2 p.m. Jan. 20 on Twitter.

The Michigan Difference

A sports agent’s life
When people hear the title “sports agent,” it may conjure up images from the movie “Jerry Maguire” and multimillion-dollar contract negotiations. In reality, says Justin Schulman, the job is more of “a personal concierge for our players,” working with off-the-field marketing, endorsement agreements and charity events. Schulman’s clients with Athletes First of Irvine, Calif., include former Wolverines Amani Toomer, Adrian Arrington, Tim Jamison and Chad Henne.