Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, August 31, 2012

Students and faculty from the School of Social Work and the School of Public Health started their school year this week by giving back with community service activities throughout Ann Arbor and surrounding communities. From left, Lauren Ferin, Kevin Boehke, and Hilary Keno help sort food during SPH's "Practice Plunge" at Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor. Click the photo for a slideshow and story about the service projects. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

Coleman encourages Class of 2016 to 'make an impact'
The university community welcomes the arrival of incoming freshmen and the impact they will have on U-M and the world, President Mary Sue Coleman told the Class of 2016 during the New Student Convocation on Thursday. "We are looking forward to how you are going to shape our campus with your energy and ideas. That's what Michigan students do — they make an impact," Coleman said.

Inventors fast-track technology to market through national program at U-M
Dream big. That's the main lesson that the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps program taught Harvey Elliott, one of the more than 80 inventors and entrepreneurs who participated in the eight-week program that culminated Thursday at U-M. I-Corps is designed to fast-track research from the lab to the real world.

MHealthy to host Torch Relay, MGames Field Day events Sept. 19
In the spirit of the Olympics, MHealthy is holding its own Torch Relay and MGames Field Day events Sept. 19 in Ann Arbor. Similar MGames events also are scheduled at UM-Flint on Sept. 26 and UM-Dearborn on Oct. 2. These free outdoor events kick off Active U Autumn.

Incoming medical students enter the profession with leadership training
A partnership with the Stephen M. Ross School of Business will give new U-M medical students training beyond anatomy, physiology and other traditional subjects. U-M is the first medical school to give all its students training in how to work with others to lead change, helping set them on a course that will continue through their careers.

The Michigan Difference

Concussion consequences
As high school football players kick off a new season, Stephen Broglio will continue his research into the short- and long-term effects of gridiron-related concussions. Broglio, assistant professor of athletic training, will use special helmet sensors to measure hits to the head during games at Ann Arbor's Skyline High School. Broglio discusses the problem of high school football concussions in the current issue of Movement, the School of Kinesiology's magazine.