Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Members of the Women’s Glee Club spent eight days in South Africa in July to perform in a choral festival called Ihlombe! (which means applause in Zulu). They performed in four formal concerts in Johannesburg and Cape Town. While heading to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, the women were struck by the view of False Bay and decided the scene provided an ideal backdrop for an impromptu recording of “The Yellow and Blue,” U-M's alma mater.

U-M remains strong in world rankings
U-M continues to be one of the top public universities in the world, according to two rankings released this week. The university is the top U.S. public university in the QS World Rankings for 2012, and ranks 17th among all institutions worldwide. U-M also continues to be ranked near the top in the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the nation's best undergraduate colleges and universities.

University launches bike rental program on campus
A new, two-wheel "green" alternative is available for people commuting around campus this fall with the launch of the university’s bicycle rental program, Blue Bikes. Thirty blue bicycles, featuring a "blue bike" decal, are available to students, faculty and staff for daily, weekend and semester rentals.

CRIME ALERT UPDATE: Home invasions
Additional incidents reported in the 600 block of Oxford Street, 900 block of Oakland Street, 900 block of South Forest Street and another in the 700 block of Division Street.

The Michigan Difference

Tending the spirit
Unlike most people, School of Public Health alumna Susan d’Olive Mozena likes being in the hospital — so much so that after 31 years as a hospital administrator and health care executive she became a hospital chaplain. Ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 2009, Mozena works at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne. Her story is in the current edition of Findings, the SPH magazine.