Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A second building has been selected for development as the Urban Alternatives House, a UM-Flint project to teach and explore better ideas for urban living. The building will serve as a classroom and laboratory and also will contain two residential units. It replaces a house that was destroyed by arson in 2010. Read more about the Urban Alternatives House. (Photo by Mel Serow, UM-Flint)

Active U Autumn seeks to get the university community moving
Registration for this year's Active U Autumn opens today. The fall version of MHealthy's popular physical activity challenge, which includes many of same features as its winter counterpart, saw more than 9,000 faculty, staff, students and retirees log more than 8 million activity minutes in just six weeks last year.
• MHealthy will conduct a free chef demonstration at the Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom, from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday to help the university community learn more about making quick, delicious and healthy meals.

Ann Arbor campus welcomes three more hybrid buses
Three more diesel-electric hybrid buses joined the U-M Ann Arbor fleet this month, bringing the total number of hybrid buses on campus to seven. Since the university rolled out its first four hybrid buses six months ago, it has seen a 30 percent improvement in fuel economy and reduced emissions for those buses.

CRIME ALERT: Home invasion
• 3:45 a.m. Sept. 10, off-campus, 700 block of Division Street.
SECURITY BULLETIN: Man watching children on North Campus.

The Michigan Difference

Tending the spirit
Unlike most people, School of Public Health alumna Susan d’Olive Mozena likes being in the hospital — so much so that after 31 years as a hospital administrator and health care executive she became a hospital chaplain. Ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 2009, Mozena works at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne. Her story is in the current edition of Findings, the SPH magazine.