Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer sports campers practice their starts on the track at Ferry Field. This photo was among several taken by U-M Photo Services photographer Martin Vloet that won awards recently in the University Photographer’s Association of America print competition. Photographer Scott Galvin also won several awards in the contest.

Students with depression more likely to drop out of college, research shows
College students with depression are twice as likely as their classmates to drop out of school, and the type of depression they have could determine whether they have a lower grade-point average, according to a new study by a School of Public Health researcher.

An apple a day … times five to be healthy
Nutritionists say we should have five servings of fruits or vegetables a day, but how does the average, time-challenged person meet that goal? Using a Web site hosted by the University of Michigan Cancer Center, one woman goes on a light-hearted quest for a healthy diet.

VIDEO: Navigating the post-crisis economy
Robert Dolan, dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, recently spoke with bigthink.com about ways that Ross is preparing business school graduates to succeed in today’s challenging economic climate. He discusses the role of entrepreneurs, and how to thrive in a more regulated economy.

The Michigan Difference

Spreading culture in Africa
Raymond Silverman, professor of art history and Afroamerican and African studies, has helped the people of Techiman, Ghana, create the Techiman Cultural Center. The center strengthens the ties among the diverse cultures of Techiman, and also serves as an attraction to draw tourists. Silverman’s work is profiled on Page 3 of the latest edition of History of Art departmental magazine.