Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

As the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital celebrates its first anniversary, this video captures how, for many, the facility is more than 12 stories of steel and glass. Read more about the first year of the new Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's hospitals.

New award recognizes U-M Health System for high-quality, safe care
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national group again has named the U-M Health System among the safest and highest-quality hospitals in the United States. Only 66 other hospitals earned the Top Hospitals designation. It’s the third year in a row, and the fourth overall, that UMHS has made the Leapfrog Top Hospitals list.

University launches e-newsletter to keep alumni informed
The university has launched a new email newsletter designed to keep alumni in all segments of the state informed about important U-M connections across Michigan and throughout the region. Called Michigan Impact, the newsletter will be sent to U-M alumni currently living in Michigan.

Fulbright Scholars spread Michigan difference globally
While more Fulbright grants were awarded to U-M students for the 2012-13 academic year than at any other U.S. institution, faculty also are taking advantage of Fulbright grant opportunities to spread the Michigan difference globally. In five of the past 13 years, the university has been a Top Producer in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Since 1999, 79 Fulbright grants have been awarded to faculty at the three U-M campuses.

The Michigan Difference

Saving Detroit neighborhoods from blight
Margaret Dewar, professor of urban planning, is leading an effort to help government and philanthropic programs head off neighborhood blight in Detroit. With support from the Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society, Dewar and U-M urban planning colleagues Lan Deng and June Thomas will evaluate revitalization efforts in two Detroit neighborhoods.