Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The School of Education's Elementary Mathematics Laboratory provides a unique opportunity for students and teachers to learn new skills about learning and teaching math. In this video, SOE Dean Deborah Loewenberg Ball and other participants discuss the program, in which participants observe as 30 Ypsilanti fifth-graders work through math challenges with Ball. Read more about the program.

BREAKING: North Quad flooding affects residents, classes
Classes meeting Friday in the North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex have been relocated to Dennison Hall or canceled after a broken water-supply pipe caused flooding in portions of North Quad on Thursday. Students living in the building at 105 S. State St. were evacuated around 11 a.m. when portions of the fourth and third floors of the building were flooded. Water also infiltrated lower areas of the building, causing classes to be canceled or relocated.

New UMHS program to help train next generation of palliative care providers
U-M is investing in a program that aims to increase the number of palliative care physicians in Ann Arbor and beyond. The U-M Health System has announced the start of an academic Adult Palliative Medicine Program that will expand clinical care, education and research opportunities related to adults with chronic debilitating disease, and poise the institution as a national leader in the emerging field of palliative care.

New dean named for UM-Flint School of Management
Scott D. Johnson, dean and professor of marketing at Illinois State University, has been selected as the new dean for the UM-Flint School of Management, effective July 1.

Six UM-Dearborn faculty recognized during annual awards event
Six faculty members at UM-Dearborn were honored for their distinguished teaching, research and service during the annual Honors Scholars and Faculty Awards on Tuesday.

The Michigan Difference

Stay in the shade
Karl Lopata was a recent graduate of U-M, living in California, when he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2005. He returned to Michigan and participated in a clinical trial at U-M. Now cancer-free and enrolled in the School of Nursing’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program, Lopata says the experience inspired him to combine his love of running with a new motivation to raise awareness about melanoma. He created “Stay in the Shade,” a non-profit organization that conducts two trail runs each year and donates the money to various melanoma awareness, support and research organizations.