Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, September 2, 2011

View the new Michigan Difference ad that will begin airing this weekend.

Website features new UMHS ad, Michigan Difference stories
A new version of the Michigan Difference television ad, with its stringed-instrument rendition of “The Victors” and images of those whose lives have been saved and improved by the U-M Health System, debuts this weekend. Set to air during the opening football game against Western Michigan University, the newest spot focuses on the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, with a new building scheduled to open this fall.
A public open house is one of the events that will mark the opening of the Mott and Von Voigtlander hospitals in November.

Coleman tells new students 'endless opportunities' await Class of 2015
For the Class of 2015, the Internet always has existed. Cellphones are commonplace. Electric cars are an option. It's a new world, and the incoming freshmen have "endless opportunities" that await them, President Mary Sue Coleman said Thursday at New Student Convocation.

Athletics announces new policies and enhancements for 2011 football season
The Athletic Department has announced new policies and procedures for the 2011 football season at Michigan Stadium. Fans entering the stadium will undergo a more thorough visual screening process, lining up on streets prior to parking lots opening will be prohibited, Kipke Drive will be open southbound only after the game, and the list of prohibited items has been revised and updated for the coming season.

The Michigan Difference

Dancing for a dream
While working for the Peace Corps in a rural community in El Salvador, Liliana Richter (LSA ’06) developed and managed more than 50 projects and programs. She designed and taught entrepreneurial and career preparatory courses. She founded and coached a female soccer team. She collaborated with other volunteers to raise funds for 75 high school and university scholarships. And she appeared on the El Salvadoran television show “Dancing for a Dream.”