Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A record 500 participants in the 2012 Women's Football Academy learned the finer points of the game from head coach Brady Hoke and the Wolverines on Saturday. View highlights from the event, which raised money for the Patient and Family Support Services Program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. A similar clinic for men, the Michigan Men's Football Experience, took place May 30 and 31, and raised funds for U-M prostate cancer research.

Chinese students to conduct research at LSA this summer
This summer, for the first time, the Chinese National Science Foundation has agreed to fund the cost of six students from Peking University, who will do research in LSA's Department of Chemistry. Tsinghua University will fund the cost of six additional students in the biological and life sciences. The students are scheduled to arrive June 25.

New projects explore solutions to health, education and urban planning challenges
When the automobile industry collapsed and the home foreclosure crisis ballooned, no place felt the crush more acutely than Detroit. The Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society is funding four new, Michigan-led projects this summer that are designed to help find solutions for Detroit's urban poor.

CRIME ALERT CANCELED: Incident did not occur
Assault/sexual assault reported June 10; follow-up investigation determined the assault did not occur.

The Michigan Difference

A voice for the voiceless
Dr. Monique Reeves — who was born in Liberia, emigrated to Detroit when she was 5, and eventually graduated from U-M — is keenly aware that under different circumstances her life might not have turned out so well. That is why Reeves returns to Liberia periodically to work in local clinics and hospitals, works twice monthly as a clinician in a small emergency clinic in Clarkston, and why she serves as medical director of the FernCare Free Clinic serving Michigan’s uninsured population. Read her story in the latest edition of the School of Public Health magazine Findings.