Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

As the Obama administration pushes for banking reform, regulators may be tempted to punish Wall Street for the country’s economic woes. But Sreedhar Bharath, the Bank One Corporation Assistant Professor of Finance, warns this type of retrospective approach does not address the financial system's deeper issues.

BREAKING NEWS: University outlines NCAA allegations –
and improvements
under way

President Mary Sue Coleman, incoming Athletic Director David Brandon and football coach Rich Rodriguez today publicly discussed the Notice of Allegations the university has received from the NCAA regarding its investigation of U-M’s football program. “We will make all necessary changes. What we will not do is make excuses,” Coleman said.

Cost-effective ways to boost intelligence are topic of Russel Lecture
Richard Nisbett, the Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, will address cost-effective ways of boosting intelligence when he delivers the 2010 Henry Russel Lecture on March 9. Nisbett disputes arguments that contend achievement gaps between high- and low-performing students are “hard-wired.”

Davis and White dance their way to Olympic silver
With music from "Phantom of the Opera" providing their soundtrack, Meryl Davis and Charlie White skated to a silver medal in Olympic ice dancing on Monday. Fellow U-M students Evan Bates and Emily Samuelson placed 11th. Click here to read their blog entries from the Vancouver Games.

Theft of catalytic converters on North Campus
The Department of Public Safety has issued a security bulletin after receiving several reports from Northwood Community residents that the catalytic converters on their cars had been stolen.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing educational opportunity
Growing up in Mexico, Antonio Flores expected to become a farmer, just like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. But he loved learning, and when the opportunity came to further his education, Flores took it. Ultimately, he received his doctorate from the School of Education. Since 1996, Flores has been president of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, which represents more than 450 institutions that are committed to Latino/a higher education success.