Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 6, 2013

"You know I have to start by tweeting this. … I'm a professional, so this will only take a second," joked Twitter CEO and U-M alumnus Dick Costolo as he snapped a photo before beginning his Spring Commencement address Saturday. Follow other tweets from commencement. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

'Be in this moment,' Twitter CEO Costolo advises graduates
Dick Costolo received his U-M degree in computer science and went on to lead Twitter, but it was a lesson from performing improvisational comedy that he shared with graduates Saturday during a humor-filled commencement address: "Be in this moment."
View a slideshow from commencement.
Watch a video of the full ceremony.
Photos from UM-Flint.

Inaugural Wallenberg Fellow to study conservation practice in Kenya
The first-ever $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship will be awarded to Zachary Petroni, a senior graduating from Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, for his plan to study conservation governance in Kenya. President Mary Sue Coleman announced the award, among the largest for a graduating senior, at 2013 Spring Commencement ceremonies Saturday.

MHealthy Rewards' top-performing university areas announced
The fifth year of MHealthy Rewards proved to be its biggest thus far, with more than 22,000 benefits-eligible faculty and staff participating, and nearly 80 schools, colleges and administrative areas achieving 50 percent or more participation.

This week in The University Record
• Blowing the whistle on bad behavior
• Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships, U-M research says
• Decoded: Molecular messages that tell prostate and breast cancers to spread
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

A mission of thanks
Their parents earn as little as $2 a day, and they live in makeshift, one-room homes. But for seven days in October these 12 children in El Salvador received world-class cardiac care courtesy of a team headed by the U-M Health System. It was the second time the UMHS team traveled to the Central American country as part of an international collaborative sponsored by Gift of Life International. This time, the team trained a cardiac team in El Salvador on a variety of procedures and equipment so those doctors can provide similar care to the children in their country.