Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, November 8, 2010

Melanie Rountrey, a resident and community aide at Northwood Community Apartments, is accompanied by her son, Vance, as she spreads mulch at the Northwood Wildlife Habitat project. Click here to read more about the project and view more photos of the work. (Photo by Robert Dodde, Northwood Community Apartments)

Three from U-M receive presidential awards
Three U-M researchers are recipients of the 2009 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.

VP for research Forrest stresses being ready for the unexpected
Stephen Forrest has some idea of the issues likely to occupy his next term as vice president for research, but he also wants to be prepared for the unexpected opportunities he is certain will arise — just like they did in his first five years on the job.

This week in the University Record
• Medicare, Medicaid chief addresses future of health care
• Committee named to identify candidates for next SNRE dean
• Staff Spotlight: Program adviser inspired by dance, students
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Message to middle schoolers
With approximately one-third of smokers taking up the habit before the age of 14, anti-smoking proponents are focusing their preventive message at a younger audience. In that spirit, the College of Pharmacy's American Pharmacists Association — Academy of Student Pharmacists Tobacco Cessation Committee has been making presentations at Ann Arbor Public School's Clague Middle School and the visits now are part of Clague's health class curriculum.