Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

With the Republican National Convention under way and Democrats set to gather next week, Michael Heaney, assistant professor of political science and organizational studies, discusses what kind of information voters look for from the quadrennial events.

UMHS, MidMichigan Health seek to affiliate in novel partnership
The U-M Health System and MidMichigan Health have announced plans to affiliate as clinical and business partners. When it is completed, this will be the first such affiliation outside Southeast Michigan by UMHS. It will align the two health systems’ clinical services and physicians for the benefit of residents throughout the region.

Justice Kagan to help dedicate Law School's new South Hall
It has been almost 80 years since the Law School last dedicated a new academic building, but that's set to change Sept. 7 as a cast of legal and U-M luminaries, highlighted by Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court, gathers to dedicate the new South Hall.

Design Immersion provides new engineering students with a course in creativity
What do marshmallow towers, healthy eating and Rube Goldberg machines have in common? They will all be part of a 36-hour crash course in engineering called Design Immersion, which more than 200 entering first-year students will participate in beginning at 1 p.m. today through 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Michigan Difference

Concussion consequences
As high school football players kick off a new season, Stephen Broglio will continue his research into the short- and long-term effects of gridiron-related concussions. Broglio, assistant professor of athletic training, will use special helmet sensors to measure hits to the head during games at Ann Arbor's Skyline High School. Broglio discusses the problem of high school football concussions in the current issue of Movement, the School of Kinesiology's magazine.