Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 11, 2010

These two figures donned powdery caps Wednesday, courtesy of the winter storm that left several inches of snow across campus and the rest of southern Michigan. The sculpture by Izzy Assour of Israel, which depicts two doctors, was commissioned and donated by D. Dan Kahn of Bloomfield Hills. It sits in the Cardiovascular Center’s spiral garden. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama to deliver address at U-M spring commencement
President Barack Obama will deliver the spring 2010 commencement address at U-M, President Mary Sue Coleman announced today.

New residential learning community a creative venture
A new living-learning community coming to North Campus this fall is unique among collegiate residential communities. Living Arts, to be housed in Bursley Hall, unites students in the arts, engineering and other fields with programming focused on the development of students’ creative capacity.

PODCAST: Does forced diversity hurt company performance?
As U.S. regulators take measures to determine the role of diversity in how companies appoint corporate board members, Amy Dittmar, associate professor of finance, discusses the experience of Norwegian companies, which are required by law to have at least 40 percent female representation on their boards.

U-M, Defense Dept. team to fight stigma of seeking psychological care
The Depression Center is partnering with the Real Warriors Campaign, a U.S. Department of Defense public education initiative to combat the stigma associated with seeking care for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, sleep disturbances, and traumatic brain injury.

The Michigan Difference

Back to his roots
Karl Rosaen took his U-M bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer engineering to Silicon Valley and thrived, helping to develop the Google Android, which some see as the first credible challenge to the iPhone. But when the software engineer decided to start a Web-based company to help consumers find fresh, local produce and farm goods, he returned to Ann Arbor, challenging the notion that talented graduates must leave the state to find success.