Findings offer insight into student attitudes about eating, body image
Preliminary findings from a campus survey on attitudes and behaviors around eating, dieting, weight control, exercise and body image, found that U-M students diet regularly, dislike their bodies, fear gaining weight and seldom seek help for eating disorders. U-SHAPE: University Study of Habits, Attitudes and Perceptions around Eating is the first comprehensive research of its kind.
Career Development Passport Pilot will launch in March
A new initiative on career development that will help U-M staff to take more responsibility for their career aspirations is being piloted this year. The Career Development Passport Pilot is a self-led initiative that provides opportunities for as many as 900 staff members from the Ann Arbor and medical campuses to participate.
Conference to promote effective self-care for college students with mental illnesses
The U-M Depression Center will host its 11th annual Depression on College Campuses Conference on Feb. 26-27, with an emphasis on how campuses can better identify students who may be using unhealthy coping mechanisms, and help them move toward better self-management and treatment.
The Michigan Difference
Wallenberg at Michigan
Before Raoul Wallenberg achieved global acclaim as a World War II humanitarian, he was a U-M student learning life in a new country, an aspiring architect absorbing the beauty of America’s cities, and a young man confronting the trials of college: discovery, anxiety, accomplishment and love. He graduated in 1935 as the top student in his architecture class. (Note: For the next few months, The Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the new U-M Heritage Project website.)