Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, December 6, 2012

This time-lapse video from the Museum of Zoology follows the preparation of a specimen of the bat species Artibeus jamacanensis for display and study.

MHealthy asks, 'Where will you Active U this holiday?'
To kick off the eighth annual Active U program in January, MHealthy is asking U-M faculty and staff to put on an Active U T-shirt and post a photo to Facebook as they travel and get active this holiday season. Registration for Active U 2013, the 12-week MHealthy physical activity challenge, opens Jan. 22.

SPH offers a look at a host of hot-button public health issues
In the ongoing debate about the role of government in public health — and of public health in government — some topics generate a lot of fire. In its latest edition of the magazine Findings, the School of Public Health has collected insights on several hot-button issues.

Readings, workshops and performances inspired by Cuba
Cuba Week, inaugurated a year ago to share with the U-M campus the vibrant world of the cultural arts in Cuba, has been expanded this year to Cuba Double Week. Running through Dec. 13, the celebration seeks to create a space for dialogues and interchanges with students, faculty, and the Southeast Michigan community.

The Michigan Difference

Saving Detroit neighborhoods from blight
Margaret Dewar, professor of urban planning, is leading an effort to help government and philanthropic programs head off neighborhood blight in Detroit. With support from the Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society, Dewar and U-M urban planning colleagues Lan Deng and June Thomas will evaluate revitalization efforts in two Detroit neighborhoods.