Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jennifer Haubenreiser (left), president of the American College Health Association, leads a panel discussion during an event calling upon colleges and universities to adopt tobacco-free policies. Dr. Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was at the School of Public Health on Wednesday to help announce the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative. Other panelists are, from left, Dr. Robert Winfield, U-M chief health officer; Paula Staight, director of health promotion at the University of Oregon; Ty Patterson, executive director of the National Center for Tobacco Policy; and Jonathan Allen, student body president at Grambling State University. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, Michigan Photography)

Security screening added for Board of Regents’ meetings
The university will take another step this month to enhance security for the formal sessions of the Board of Regents. Starting Sept. 20, everyone attending the regents meetings will pass through a security screening that includes inspecting bags for prohibited items and having each person pass through a metal detector.

Climate change likely to increase Lake Erie algae blooms, 'dead zones'
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of intense spring rainstorms in the Great Lakes region throughout this century and likely will add to the number of harmful algal blooms and "dead zones" in Lake Erie, unless additional conservation actions are taken, a U-M aquatic ecologist says.

U-M Society 2030 consortium kicks off third year
Society 2030, an innovative consortium bringing together U-M researchers with corporate leaders to prepare for society's changing age structure, kicks off its third year Sept. 19 with a meeting focusing on emerging assistive technologies, including robotics.

CRIME ALERT: Armed robberies
1-3 a.m., Sept. 13, at three off-campus locations: west Ann Arbor, east of Central Campus and south of Central 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.