Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Linda Creps, a U-M employee currently on long-term disability, is among the employees featured in this video about the extended long-term disability plan. Enhancements to the plan in 2014 prompted university officials to allow eligible faculty and staff to enroll in the plan or increase their coverage during this year's Open Enrollment. Read more about the long-term disability plan.

REMINDER: First two presidential search forums are today
The first of six public forums designed to gather input on the search for U-M's next president will be today, 3-4 p.m. at UM-Flint and 6:30-7:30 at the Medical Campus. More information is available at the Board of Regents' presidential search website.

Nominees sought for honorary degrees
President Mary Sue Coleman is asking the university community to suggest people who have made valuable contributions to the world outside U-M for consideration by the Honorary Degree Committee. The fall deadline for honorary degree nominees is 5 p.m. Oct 18.

UMHS applauds legislation to help serve new Medicaid patients
U-M Health System leaders say they welcome the Healthy Michigan Act, which Gov. Rick Snyder signed Monday. The legislation allows Michigan to accept federal support to help fund the care of an estimated 470,000 uninsured Michiganders who earn more than the current income limits for Medicaid.

CRIME ALERT: Sexual assault (fourth degree)
• 300 block of Maynard (between East Liberty and William streets), between 2:15 and 2:36 a.m., Sept. 15.

The Michigan Difference

Math in Africa
A two-week summer school that was part of a mathematics conference in the African nation of Cameroon last spring helped share knowledge across the region. Co-sponsored by U-M and made possible largely through the efforts of Nkem Khumbah, lecturer of mathematics with the Comprehensive Studies Program, the biennial Buea International Conference on the Mathematical Sciences brought global experts to Africa, where they discussed their research with peers across the continent.