Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, July 10, 2009

Students inspect plastinated human organs at the Medical School as part of the first Wolverine Health Explorers Summer Camp, a weeklong program sponsored by the Career Center for high school students interested in learning about the health professions. Twenty-two students from around Southeast Michigan participated.

Health officials renew warnings in light of summertime flu
University health officials are reminding the campus community about symptoms to watch out for and precautions to take as they guard against Influenza A H1NI (formerly swine flu). The latest warnings come after several students at a summer camp on the Ann Arbor campus were treated for flu-like symptoms this week.

Academic support site centralizes access to wide range of resources
A new Web site will make it easier for U-M students to navigate the vast support resources available to them. The site also is designed to assist academic and student services support staff who may have been unaware of resources outside their unit.

U-M receives American Heart Association’s Start! award
The American Heart Association has recognized U-M’s efforts to champion employee health and fitness for the second year in a row. The organization awarded the university its 2009 Start! Fit Friendly Companies 2009 Gold Award for the work of MHealthy.

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.