Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 22, 2010

LSA junior Michelle Harlow, left, discusses her experience as part of the university’s “Semester in Detroit” with Regent Julia Donovan Darlow, D-Ann Arbor, and SiD Associate Director Craig Regester. Recent SiD students displayed their work at the University's Detroit Center on Wednesday in the SiD Student Showcase. The 23 students lived on the Wayne State University campus through Winter Term, took coursework toward a minor in Urban and Community Studies, and interned with one of 18 Detroit non-profit organizations. Established in 2008, SiD gives U-M students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Detroit, study and collaborate with community-based organizations on work of value to the city and its residents. (Photo by Rebecca Disbrow)

Wilbanks says U-M ‘deeply disappointed’ with Senate’s stem cell research limits
Cynthia Wilbanks, 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.

PODCASTS: Earth Day values span the generations
To mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, U-M alumni and students got together for a series of podcasts to share their perspectives on the challenges facing the planet. Although their generations differ, they share a commitment to preserving the earth.

DPS joins with city police, fire departments to investigate off-campus fires
The Department of Public Safety is working with the Ann Arbor Police and Fire departments on a joint investigation team to address recent suspicious fires. Though the fires occurred off campus, they were in areas highly populated by U-M students.

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.’”