Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Shannon Eagen (left) and Corey Dorris, students in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, are featured in “Tuitionomics: The Movie.” The video is designed to help people better understand tuition, how it is used — and where it's not used — at U-M.

OVPC launches video to aid understanding of tuition issues
The Office of the Vice President for Communications has created an educational video, “Tuitionomics: The Movie,” to improve understanding of tuition, and to address some of the misconceptions about how it is spent. The video is aimed at prospective students, their parents and others with questions about tuition.

Mott Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has earned the highest rankings in the state of Michigan and is among the best in the country in pediatric specialties in the U.S. News & World Report‘s new “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” issue.

MHealthy Alcohol Management Program now free for faculty and staff
MHealthy’s one-on-one Alcohol Management Program now is free for U-M employees and counts as one activity for MHealthy Rewards. The program is for people with mild to moderate alcohol problems.

Students win idea contest with proposal for underwater power generators
Two undergraduates in the College of Engineering have won the top prize in a contest seeking ideas to improve Michigan’s economy. Tarun Koshy and Nicholas Williams won $20,000 in scholarship funds through the Motivate Michigan program for “Thunder From Down Under,” their concept of placing underwater power generation equipment in major lakes and rivers throughout the state.

The Michigan Difference

Anthropologist to the drug underworld
From 2000-03, while working on his dissertation in anthropology, LSA alumnus Luke Bergmann immersed himself in the world of Detroit’s young drug dealers. The result was his book “Getting Ghost,” a chronicle of two street-level dealers. “It was very harrowing to become a member of that community and to see the incredible carnage. It changed my own racial and political identity,” Bergmann says.