Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Colleen Greene, wellness coordinator for MHealthy, leads a dance as nearly 200 members of the university community celebrate the conclusion of Active U. As the Burton Tower carillon played "The Victors," the event at noon Tuesday concluded with a "victory lap" around Ingalls Mall. (Photo by Matthew Snyder, Human Resources Communications)

BREAKING NEWS: U-M ‘deeply disappointed’ with Senate’s stem cell research limits
Cynthia Wilbanks, U-M’s vice president for government relations, issued a statement Wednesday saying the university is “deeply disappointed” with the Michigan Senate’s approval of legislation further restricting embryonic stem cell research.

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.

Pollard receives Susan B. Anthony Award from UM-Dearborn
Deborah Smith Pollard, associate professor of English literature, has received the 32nd annual Susan B. Anthony Award from UM-Dearborn. Presented by the campus’ Commission for Women, the award recognizes a member of the UM-Dearborn community who has made significant contributions to gender equality.

Student iPhone app DoGood acquired by national company
The popular DoGood iPhone application developed by U-M students last year has been acquired by Tonic, a digital media company whose mission is to promote the good that happens around the world each day. DoGood provides a daily virtuous deed suggestion for the close to 70,000 people who have downloaded it so far.

UPDATED CRIME ALERT: Indecent exposure
Central Campus Recreation Building, 401 Washtenaw Ave.; suspect questioned.

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.’”