Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Students gather under a section of the Glass Cast project during the opening of the Research Through Making exhibit at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The exhibit opened Friday at the college’s research warehouse, 305 W. Liberty, and is open to the public through April 15. Click here to read more about it. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)

President Obama set to speak at U-M on Friday
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks at the U-M Ann Arbor campus on Friday, the White House announced Monday. The remarks are scheduled to be delivered at 9:35 a.m. at the Al Glick Field House, 1300 S. State St. The event is free and open to the public, although tickets will be required.

MHealthy Rewards urges employees to complete health questionnaire, wellness screening
MHealthy today launches its annual Rewards program, designed to encourage faculty and staff to review their health annually and take action to achieve goals. This year's program has been simplified to two steps: completing the confidential annual health questionnaire and completing a confidential wellness screening.

Active U kicks off today; spouses and OQAs now are eligible
Registration now is open for the seventh annual Active U program, the 12-week physical activity challenge open to all university faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees. Also, for the first time, spouses and Other Qualified Adults can join.

Face Off Blood Challenge between U-M, MSU now under way
Competition is under way between U-M and Michigan State to see whether Wolverines or Spartans can collect more blood donations. The Face Off Blood Challenge runs through Feb. 10. U-M students, staff, faculty and community members can donate at one of more than 35 drives across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Mission to Nicaragua
Four volunteers from the U-M Health System are heading to Nicaragua next month as part of a mission trip to offer basic health care to some of the country's poorest citizens. They will join 20-25 other volunteers on the nine-day trip, conducting six clinics in rural and urban areas around the capital of Managua.