Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 24, 2012

U-M Director of Licensing Robin Rasor (right) discusses technology transfer issues with U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Holland. Specifically, during her visit last week, Rasor told Huizenga about numerous efforts at U-M to assist other universities in the state to improve and grow their own ability to commercialize inventions created on their campuses, and to train students and faculty. Rasor, immediate past president of the Association of University Technology Managers, was in Washington, D.C., for a meeting of the AUTM Board. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

Campuswide study to examine student attitudes about eating, body image
U-M researchers believe there is more to be done to understand and respond to the issues of eating disorders on college campuses, and plan to conduct the most comprehensive survey to date on the attitudes and behaviors of university students regarding eating and body image.

Health care ruling is subject of Constitution Day celebration
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act — upholding the key provision known as the individual mandate but holding invalid a portion of the law extending Medicaid — is the topic of a panel discussion at U-M's Constitution Day celebration on Thursday.

New housing option coming for UM-Dearborn students
Beginning in fall 2013, students at UM-Dearborn will have a new option for housing — The Union at Dearborn, a $30 million Urban Campus Communities development directly across Evergreen Road from the university campus. A public groundbreaking and community celebration for the public-private collaboration will take place on the site at 3 p.m. today.

This week in the University Record
• Research: Late-night comedy television increases political discussion
• Study: High obesity and smoking rates among Pacific Islanders
• U-M in History: Regents agree to open their meetings to news representatives
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

A summer helping displaced Iraqis
Betsy Fisher has spent summers in the Middle East before, so she had some idea what to expect when she decided to spend this one in Iraq, helping displaced Iraqis — especially LGBT Iraqis — find safe, permanent homes. She worked with the Iraqi Assistance Project as the Law School's 2012 Perry Watkins Fellow. The fellowship is named after a Vietnam-era draftee who successfully challenged the U.S. Army policy of excluding gay service members.