Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 14, 2013

In the run-up to Valentine's Day, the Health Behavior and Health Education Student Association at the School of Public Health set up a station in the SPH lobby for students to create cards for Comprehensive Cancer Center patients. More than 100 valentines made their way to patients as part of the center’s annual “Bag of Cheer” project. Preparing cards are, from left, second-year Master of Public Health students Arielle McInnis, Josililia Johnson, Jessica Lai, Yasmin Mazloomdoost and Emily Greenberg. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)

Three honored with Sarah Goddard Power Awards; CHEAR unit receives Dumas award
Mieko Yoshihama of the School of Social Work, Avery Demond of the College of Engineering, and Elizabeth Cole of LSA have received Sarah Goddard Power Awards for 2013. The Academic Women's Caucus also presented the Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award to the Child Health Evaluation And Research unit.

U-M fares well in two new college scorecards
U-M has a medium net cost, a high graduation rate and a lower-than-average per-student state appropriation, according to data made available Wednesday on two new college scorecards, one by the U.S. Department of Education and one by the Business Leaders for Michigan organization.

VIDEO: Putting the heart into Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day puts a focus on the heart as a symbol of love, but for patients at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, their mended hearts literally mean life. This video from the U-M Health System features patients who received life-saving treatment for congenital heart defects sharing their symbols of love and life.

The Michigan Difference

'Our brilliant Miss Sheldon'
Through letters and journals, Mary Sheldon chronicled the highs and lows of being one of the first women students at U-M. She helped form the first club for women students, resolved to become a scientist, and celebrated her new life of deep thinking and exploration, — all in an era when coeducation was deemed a “dangerous experiment.” (For the next few months, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the new Heritage Project website.)