Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

National Public Radio journalist and author Michele Norris speaks with graduate student Jennifer Pollard about the Race Card Project, in which people are asked to provide a personal six-word description of their views on race. Norris greeted students on the Diag Tuesday as part of the project's kick-off at U-M, the first American university to partner with the project. She also met with President Mary Sue Coleman and university executive officers, who submitted their descriptions. (Photo by Scott Soderberg)

Paradox of health care and health is topic of Russel lecture
James S. House will address why Obamacare and other health care reform proposals will do little to reduce health spending or improve health, and how what has been learned about the impact of social disparities on health can actually improve health and lower spending, when he delivers the 2013 Henry Russel Lecture on Thursday.

NextGen Michigan town hall looks at the future of computing
Faculty, staff and students from the Ann Arbor, Health System, Flint and Dearborn campuses are invited to a town hall meeting Monday to learn how the future of computing at U-M will support the university's global mission. Part of NextGen Michigan, "IT Matters to You" will take place in the Michigan League Ballroom and be streamed live online. Separate town halls for the IT community will be March 25 and April 8.

Call for nominations to recognize supervisors who support work/life balance
The Work/Life Resource Center is seeking nominations for the third annual Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors. The award recognizes U-M supervisors who promote work-life balance through consistent recognition of and responsiveness to their employee's professional and personal lives.

PHOTOS: School of Public Health alternative break
A group of students from the School of Public Health spent last week in Grenada working with community organizations to promote health and well being on the island. Learn about some of U-M's other alternative break experiences, which are coordinated through the Ginsberg Center for Community Service Learning.

The Michigan Difference

Assisting female veterans
A desire to help women and children from the time she was a teenager led Carrie Miller to establish Our Home Transitional, a non-profit organization designed to provide transitional housing to female veterans in need of support. Miller, a senior at UM-Flint, is in the process of buying a 10-bedroom house on Flint’s near north side to house her organization.