Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, April 29, 2011

Former U-M football standout Charles Woodson greets Dalton Vance, 16, of Burton. Woodson was visiting patients at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital after accepting the first Mott Champions for Children Award on Thursday. The Heisman Trophy winner and current Green Bay Packers cornerback was recognized for helping the hospital raise money and personally donating to the Champions for Children campaign to build the new Mott Children’s Hospital, which opens in November. (Photo by Bob Chase)

Ford School's Green Clean Day encourages reuse, recycling
Faculty and staff at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy took a day recently to clean and organize their offices with an eye toward reusing and recycling old or unused items. The Green Clean Day featured a room where participants could turn in extra office supplies and shop for items such as staplers, binders, and file folders.
• View the final results for the 2011 RecycleMania and the Recycling Champions Building Competition.

VIDEO: SPH works with black churches to teach kids safe sex, disease prevention
Derek Griffith, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, discusses the School of Public Health's work evaluating the effectiveness of YOUR Blessed Health, a program that aims to help African-American church leaders educate young members about HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

OBITUARIES: Gerald Keeler, Marilyn Jane Baker
Two members of the U-M community passed away recently. Gerald Keeler, professor of environmental health sciences and of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, died April 12. Marilyn Jane Baker, wife of regent emeritus Deane Baker, died April 20.

The Michigan Difference

Difference Makers at Dearborn
UM-Dearborn has named 50 students as 2011 “Difference Makers,” a designation that identifies a student as one of the most significant contributors to the campus community. From scholars with publications and national conference presentations to officers in campus organizations to others making a difference in the larger community, these recipients are being recognized for their academic achievements, integrity, leadership and creative contributions.