Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

U-M students star as extras in new film
The filming of "Betty Anne Waters," directed by Tony Goldwyn, left, drew more than 120 students who worked as extras in the halls connecting Pierpont Commons with Duderstadt Center. The flow of students serves as a law school backdrop for a scene featuring the film's main character, played by Hillary Swank. (Photo by Lin Jones, U-M Photo Services)

University adopts new energy standards
The University has established a goal to meet or exceed rigorous new industry standards for energy performance in its buildings, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Timothy Slottow told regents at the board's February meeting. "Energy performance is extremely important to our campus," he said.

Outreach programs assist student veterans
When Matthew and Dawn Bussey both left the military, there wasn’t a question that the newly married couple wanted to attend U-M. Any concerns they had about transitioning to civilian life immediately were erased with the help of the Office of New Student Programs, which helped guide them to several veteran support programs on campus.

Three procedures save girl with half a heart
Two-week old Mira Larrison is going home to Mio this week after undergoing a series of procedures, both as a fetus and immediately after birth at the U-M Health System, to treat children born with half a heart. One in 100 children born in the United States has a heart defect, and the Congenital Heart Center treats one of the most complex ones.

The Michigan Difference

Reinventing the suture
Ross School alumnus builds business around his invention Surgimatix that closes sutures with the speed of a skin stapler but minimizes scars like the best manual suture. Page 41 fall Dividend.