Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mark Moldwin (right), professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, engages Saginaw High School students in a scientific demonstration during a visit as part of the Center for Educational Outreach's Wolverine Express program. (Photo by Kelly Hoeft)

Flint, Dearborn campuses closing as storm looms

The university's Flint and Dearborn campuses will close this evening in preparation for an approaching winter storm, and will remain closed Wednesday. Classes, activities, and events are canceled after 4 p.m. today at UM-Flint. All evening classes at UM-Dearborn beginning at or after 5 p.m. today have been canceled. The Ann Arbor campus remains open.

BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Cantor's lecture to be rescheduled
A lecture scheduled for Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, House majority leader, will be rescheduled due to severe weather.

Wolverine Express reaches out to underserved schools
Wolverine Express, a new initiative through the Center for Educational Outreach, takes a college-visit experience to Michigan high school students who don't have the resources to visit college themselves. Program leaders plan eight site visits to help students in underserved schools see that, despite the obstacles facing them on the path to a college education, there are people with a vested interest in supporting them and guiding them to success.

MHealthy expos to offer health tips, giveaways
MHealthy will host the first of two "I Will Be MHealthy" expos this week, encouraging university faculty and staff to take a few minutes out of their day to get tips and advice on health and well-being topics. The expos Thursday and Feb. 9 will include free food tastings, chair massages and giveaways.

New enclosed and secured bicycle parking now available
While even the heartiest of cyclists might find the next couple of days tough going, when the snow subsides those who pedal to Central Campus will have an enclosed, secured place to park their bicycles on the south side of the Thompson Street parking structure.

REMINDER: University reminds employees about severe-weather policy
As the weather forecast warns of heavy snow today and tomorrow. campus leaders would like to remind the community that the university's severe-weather policy encourages all employees to make a reasonable effort to report to work as scheduled.

The Michigan Difference

Saving lives in the sky
U-M Survival Flight is more than just a way of transporting very sick patients. This article in Medicine at Michigan explains why the high level of critical care that the men and women of this service provide before, during and after the trip sets it apart from other air medical transport programs.