Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Among the artists providing more than 1,600 hand-painted tiles to decorate the welcome desks throughout the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital are children, parents and community leaders. Click here to read more about the project, and click on the photo for a slideshow offering a sneak peek of tile installations around the new facilities. (Photo courtesy of U-M Health System)

Estimated retirement eligibility dates available on Wolverine Access
Benefits-eligible faculty and staff now can view their estimated retirement eligibility dates through Wolverine Access. This new feature can help faculty and staff plan for retirement and replaces the temporary Retirement Health Benefit Estimator that was available on the Benefits Office website.

New center to study effects of childhood exposure to toxicants
A newly funded center at U-M will allow researchers from the School of Public Health and the Medical School to study the way environmental toxicants change genetic programming, and how those changes contribute to chronic disease in adults.

Mitt Romney event at U-M Cardiovascular Center today
Former Massachusetts governor and possible presidential candidate Mitt Romney will speak to invited guests and news media at the Cardiovascular Center at 2 p.m. today. The by-invitation-only speech is sponsored by the College Republicans, a U-M student organization. Romney's use of a U-M facility does not constitute U-M or U-M Health System endorsement of the content of his speech or his potential candidacy.

The Michigan Difference

UM-Flint students pedal to feed
A trio of UM-Flint students departed May 5 on a 100-day trip that will take them thousands of miles on bicycles with the goal of raising $5,000 for local and international charities. International student Han Seok Gyu from Korea came up with the idea they are calling “Pedal to Feed.” He is joined by fellow students Katherine Riley Smith and Timothy Johnson.