Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sean Morrison, director of the U-M Center for Stem Cell Biology, was interviewed for a “60 Minutes” story about unregulated foreign clinics that offer unproven and potentially dangerous stem cell treatments. In this video, Morrison discusses some of his main concerns about those clinics.

NEWS UPDATE: U-M outlines details for commencement May 1
The university has several important messages for students, parents and other guests attending the May 1 commencement featuring President Barack Obama: Arrive early, allow plenty of time for parking, and don’t bring purses, bags or other personal items to Michigan Stadium.

UM-Dearborn to transfer Ford estate ownership
UM-Dearborn will transfer ownership of the Henry Ford Estate to the group that operates the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. The transfer assures the legacy of Henry and Clara Ford will be professionally preserved and interpreted, and allows UM-Dearborn to focus on its core mission.

UM-Flint is state’s fastest growing public university
From 2007 to 2009, enrollment at the UM-Flint has increased by a higher percentage than any other public university in the state of Michigan. This spring, UM-Flint will see its largest-ever graduating class.

PODCAST: Proposed statewide ban on texting while driving
As the Michigan Legislature considers a proposal to ban texting while driving, Paul A. Green, a research professor with the U-M Transportation Research Institute’s Driver Interface Group, discusses why the bill is necessary for traffic safety and why violations should be a primary offense.

The Michigan Difference

Linking health and society
Over the course of his career, George Kaplan has delved into the issue of how social inequalities affect human health, demonstrating time and again that things like where one lives and works matter. The Thomas Francis Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Public Health now lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where he continues to research what he describes as “the links between ‘social divides’ and ‘health divides.’”