Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Recently enacted legislation represents “a single, not a home run” in the long-term effort to reform the way health care is administered and paid for in the United States, says Leon Wyszewianski, associate professor of health management and policy. In this video, Wyszewianski discusses some of the possible misconceptions about the new law.

University announces new statewide college access initiative
U-M is home to the new statewide Michigan College Advising Corps, a unique approach to increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education. The program will recruit and train a select group of recent U-M graduates who will work for up to two years as college advisers in underserved high schools throughout Michigan.

Faculty members win Guggenheim Fellowships for research
Five current and one retired U-M professors are among 180 winners of the Guggenheim Fellowships, which are awarded annually for distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.

U-M remains strong in magazine’s graduate school rankings
The university continues to be recognized for its academic strength nationally in the latest U.S News & World Report rankings of graduate programs. Among the programs ranked each year — business, education, engineering, law and medicine — U-M maintained top-14 rankings in the magazine’s 2010 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

The Michigan Difference

50 who are making a difference
Fifty UM-Dearborn students who are making a difference now and have the potential to make an impact as future leaders are being honored for their academic achievement, integrity, leadership and creative contribution. The "Difference Makers" award was created as part the campus’ 50th anniversary celebration.