Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Third-year dental student William Love instructs Anthony Gonzales on the proper use of dental floss during the 2010 Give Kids a Smile program. The 2011 program, which provides a variety of free oral health care services to children ages 5 to 12, will be Saturday at the School of Dentistry 1011 N. University Ave. It is limited to the first 100 children registered. Click here for details.  (Photo by Jerry Mastey)

Ann Arbor campus remains open; storm closes Flint, Dearborn
The U-M campus in Ann Arbor is open for classes and is maintaining reduced operations today. The Flint and Dearborn campuses have canceled classes for today.
Today's planned lecture by U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, House majority leader, will be rescheduled.
The U-M Health System will remain open during winter weather.
The university reminds employees about its severe-weather policy.

Peace Corps continues to attract large number of U-M alumni volunteers
Only two universities nationwide produced more Peace Corps volunteers last year than U-M, according to the Peace Corps annual rankings released today. U-M ranked third with 94 undergraduate alumni volunteers in 2010, trailing only the universities of Colorado and Florida with 117 and 97 volunteers, respectively.

DPS lists resources for victims of major crimes
People who have been a victim of a felony or other crime for which the offender, upon conviction, may be punished by imprisonment for more than one year are eligible for a variety of assistance. The Department of Public Safety has a list of resources for victims of crimes that occurred on the U-M campus.

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.