Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 1, 2013

As President Obama and Congress begin working toward immigration reform, Ann Chih Lin, associate professor of public policy and political science, discusses some of the hits and misses in the current bipartisan proposal. Lin shared her insights in the latest installment of Policy Points, a video series released by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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.)