Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 27, 2011

The new video scoreboard was installed at Yost Ice Arena last week. Watch this video of the scoreboard going in to learn more about how it will change the way fans watch U-M hockey. Meanwhile, work also is progressing on the new scoreboards at Michigan Stadium. Click here for an update.

Marie Lynn Miranda named new SNRE dean
One of the nation’s leading researchers in children’s environmental health, Marie Lynn Miranda, will be the new dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Jan. 1, 2012, pending approval from the Board of Regents. Miranda is a faculty member in the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. She also is a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics within Duke Medicine.

Survey: Health coverage important but doesn't guarantee access to care
The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation's second annual Cover Michigan Survey shows that people who lack health coverage are more likely to seek medical treatment in costlier care settings and less likely to have regular, preventive care. The survey of 1,000 Michigan adults also reveals that simply having health coverage does not guarantee access to care.

UM-Flint, MSU students form interdisciplinary health care team
UM-Flint physical therapy students recently joined with Michigan State University speech-language pathology students to participate in an interdisciplinary team workshop that helps train them to collaborate over multiple disciplines in meeting the needs of patients.

CRIME ALERT: Attempted armed robbery
University Hospital cafeteria, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr.

The Michigan Difference

A matter of trust
Joe Burke certainly isn't the first attorney to grind out a seemingly endless series of 14-hour days. But not many can say they do so in a place like Lashkar Gah. Burke, a 1989 Law School graduate, is a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State in Afghanistan. As the senior American civilian in the British-led Provincial Reconstruction Team for Helmand Province he leads a group of about 120 civilians and a similar number of soldiers and Marines with the overarching goal of connecting the Afghan government to the Afghan people.