Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

U-M President Mary Sue Coleman speaks with students spending the semester in Washington D.C. during the annual U-M Congressional Breakfast on Tuesday. From left are Seth Buchsbaum, Jacob Burg and Brandon Borovoy. Click on the photo to read about what Coleman and Sen. Carl Levin said at the breakfast. (Photo by Eli Turner, Freed Photo)

New time announced for 2010 Spring Commencement
U-M has moved the start time of the May 1 commencement to 11 a.m. — an hour later than previously planned — to allow the necessary time for all participants to get through added security that will be in place at Michigan Stadium. The university announced Feb. 10 that President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address and receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

University passes midway point of nationwide RecycleMania contest
More than halfway through RecycleMania, U-M students, faculty, and staff have collected 374,282 pounds of recyclables, putting the university in sixth place for total pounds of recycling collected.

Free screening available as part of World Kidney Day event
The U-M Health System will offer free kidney and depression screenings during a World Kidney Day health fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday in the Towsley Center’s Dow Auditorium. Among the goals of World Kidney Day is encouraging regular screening of those with diabetes and high blood pressure, people known to be at highest risk for kidney disease.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing educational opportunity
Annette Karageanes clearly recalls the generosity of others who helped her succeed as a student and early in her career. She once asked someone who had helped her how to repay the debt. That person’s advice? Lend a helping hand to someone else someday. In that spirit the College of Pharmacy graduate (BSPharm, ’83) created the Karageanes Family Scholarship to support PharmD students. "Now is the time to act, to pay it forward," she says.