Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kristen Bissell and Tim Payne of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources show one of four peregrine falcon chicks that recently hatched in a nesting box at University Hospital. The university will offer the community an opportunity to name the baby falcons through an online contest. Read more about the falcons at U-M. (Photo by Barb Baldinger, Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

U-M Health System recognized as a National Top Workplace
The U-M Health System has been recognized among 319 companies as one of the top places to work in the nation by WorkplaceDynamics Inc. U-M employees were especially positive about pay and benefits, career opportunities and working conditions.

Report: URC schools provide innovations, talent for auto industry
The University Research Corridor schools — which include U-M — confer more than 3,600 degrees annually in auto-ready careers and have spent more than $300 million on auto-related research in the past five years, according to a new report released today. "The URC's Contributions to Automotive Innovations" is the URC's fifth annual report that quantifies and assesses industry sectors where the universities' research and development play a major role.

'Monitoring the Future' receives $35M to continue for another five years
"Monitoring the Future," one of the largest and longest-running studies of American youth, as well as of college students and young adults, will receive a $35 million award to continue for another five years. The project is conducted annually at the Institute for Social Research.

The Michigan Difference

International man of history
His start at U-M helped alumnus Chris McLaurin achieve as much as he has done so far. An article in LSA Today describes how, shortly after graduating magna cum laude in 2009, McLaurin served a year as a Fulbright Scholar, helping underprivileged children with the transition into college life. This inspired him to create his own mentoring program matching such students with local university mentors.