Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 29, 2012

President Mary Sue Coleman speaks with U-M students Nicole Johnson and Victor Jones of the Michigan in Washington program during the U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, Coleman told about 300 breakfast attendees, including members of Congress and others, how the university is working to keep college affordable. Read more about Coleman's address. (Photo by Jayrol San Jose, Freed Photography)

National organization names U-M a Bike Friendly University
U-M has been named a Bike Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists in recognition of the university's programs and commitment to bicycling on campus. It is one of only 35 campuses nationwide to receive the designation, which honors universities for actively enhancing mobility through increased biking for transportation, exercise, recreation and sport among the faculty, students and staff.

Commission on Women names Susan B. Anthony award winners at UM-Dearborn
Georgina Hickey, associate professor of history and director of the Women in Learning and Leadership Program at UM-Dearborn, has been chosen to receive the Susan B. Anthony Campus Award in recognition of her efforts on behalf of women. The Commission on Women also selected Sister Mary Ellen Howard to receive the Susan B. Anthony Community Award.

Live webstream available of TEDxUofM presentations taking place today
TEDxUofM, a universitywide initiative that seeks to showcase the most fascinating thinkers and doers for a stimulating day of presentations, discussions, entertainment and art, is taking place today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Although registration for the event is closed, members of the campus community are invited to tune in to a live webstream that will be available throughout the day.

SPH professor offers daily insights on health-care reform hearings
Peter Jacobson, professor of health management and policy and director of the Center for Law, Ethics, and Health, has been writing daily legal analyses of the health care reform hearings before the Supreme Court for The Medicare NewsGroup. In his latest post, Jacobson writes that Tuesday's testimony suggests there's slim hope for the individual mandate.

The Michigan Difference

Helping deliver babies in Ecuador
When Brooke Bidwell arrived for her internship at a maternity clinic in Ecuador she had no clue she would be helping deliver babies, sitting in on Caesarean sections and even witnessing a pediatric brain surgery. In an article for the International Institute's II Journal, the international studies major says the experience motivated her to want to help provide better services, technology and resources to struggling clinics and to bring awareness through work in nonprofit global health organizations.