Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, December 19, 2011

A graduate signals her enthusiasm during the 2011 Winter Commencement ceremony. Click on the photo for more images from the Dec. 18 ceremony at Crisler Arena, as well as photos from the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint commencement ceremonies. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

UMHS medical resident charged with possession of child pornography
U-M Health System house officer Dr. Stephen Jenson was arraigned Saturday on charges of possessing computerized child pornography. Dr. Jenson is suspended from practicing at U-M, and cannot see patients, access medical records or enter any U-M facility.

An Open Letter to President Obama
U-M President Mary Sue Coleman has written an open letter to President Barack Obama calling for elected officials, university presidents, business leaders, philanthropists and parents to collaborate on making higher education affordable for all. "The cost of attending college is one of the most serious matters facing a country that seeks to strengthen its global competitiveness," she writes.

REWARD OFFERED: Attempted theft of ATM
Cardiovascular Center, around 11:30 p.m. Dec. 17.

Record Update to go on hiatus over holiday break
This is the last regular, email issue of the Record Update for 2011. Major items of interest to faculty and staff may be posted to the Record Update website. The morning email version will return Jan. 4. Click here for a list of other holiday-related closings and special hours.

The Michigan Difference

From Milan to Marquette
With the largest graduate medical education program in the state, U-M graduates are spread across Michigan, occupying cities both large and small. The current edition of Medicine at Michigan profiles four such physicians, Dr. Nathan Taylor, a hand-and-wrist surgeon in Marquette; Dr. Carla Zahuranec, a family doctor in Milan; Dr. Desiree Seeyave, who practices pediatric emergency medicine in Flint; and Dr. Richard Ohye, part of the next generation of U-M medical educators helping to train residents and medical students.