Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This month marks 30 years since the discovery of HIV. While science has reduced HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic disease, there's still no cure. In this video, a School of Public Health researcher, an SPH adjunct lecturer and an HIV patient look back at the disease's first three decades and focus on the future priorities going forward.

UM-Flint faculty, staff train to help warn of pending severe weather
Today's anniversary of the deadly 1953 Beecher tornado that struck near Flint serves as a reminder of the valuable role trained observers play in providing timely and accurate information about severe weather. Recently, 40 members of the UM-Flint faculty and staff received special National Weather Service training to be SKYWARN spotters.

Seventy Wolverines garner Spring Academic All-Big Ten honors
Seventy U-M student-athletes, representing 11 varsity athletic teams, have been named 2011 Spring Academic All-Big Ten honorees. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be letter winners in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

PODCAST: Head injuries in young people linked to violent behavior
Sarah Stoddard, research assistant professor at the School of Public Health, talks about her study that shows young people who have sustained a head injury during their lifetime are more likely to engage in violent behavior.

The Michigan Difference

Sensing opportunity in climate change
Alumna Nuyi Tao used to be a financial specialist at a commercial bank in her native China. Now she's a senior carbon finance specialist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., using the expertise and lessons learned at the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise to build a business case for sustainable development, particularly as it relates to energy and climate change.