Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 21, 2013

In 1913 U-M hired its first staff photographer, 1897 alumnus George Robert Swain. Swain's comprehensive coverage of the campus left a vivid visual record of the university's shared history. Michigan Today recently published a slideshow of some of Swain's images, including this one taken when the photographer accompanied U-M professor and archaeologist Francis Kelsey during a 1926 trip to Egypt.

Best Doctors in America list features hundreds of UMHS physicians
The U-M Health System has 505 physicians named to the 2013 Best Doctors in America list, compiled by the Boston-based Best Doctors Inc. That is up from 433 in the last listing two years ago, and the list places U-M physicians among the top 5 percent of doctors in their specialties.

Jeffrey Mirel elected to the National Academy of Education
Jeffrey Mirel, David L. Angus Collegiate Chair at the School of Education and professor of history at LSA, has been elected to the National Academy of Education. He is one of 12 members elected this year on the basis of outstanding scholarship or contributions to education.

When doors were chained on State Street
As part of LSA’s Understanding Race theme semester, LSA Today takes a look back at the history of the Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, the origins of which entail a mixture of urgent demands and cautious compromises.

The Michigan Difference

Giving back and paying it forward
Curtis Mack, an alumnus and adjunct professor of labor law at the Law School, remembers the many people who helped him get started on the road to success. He uses those memories as a guide for his own mentoring of young people. "My mother used to say to us, 'It's not about what folks give to you or about being successful for yourself, it's about giving back to others,'" says Mack, who gives back through his service to numerous organizations, including the We Are Family and Just the Beginning foundations.