Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts talks with high school students who were on campus for Michigan Experience Day on Monday. Advisers from the Michigan College Advising Corps brought some of their best and brightest high school students to campus, where they visited the university's schools and colleges, heard from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and learned about the college experience. Read more about the program. (Photo by Marie Ting, Center for Educational Outreach)

Month of Entrepreneurship under way at university
With the goal of getting more students "fired up" about entrepreneurship, 18 student organizations have come together to organize and celebrate a Month of Entrepreneurship at U-M. More of a season, events kicked off in February and extend into April.

Campus unions ratify new collective bargaining agreements
Collective bargaining units representing U-M workers have announced that union members have ratified new agreements with the university. Tentative agreements were reached over the last few weeks. In each case, the university achieved meaningful cost savings and operational gains during good-faith negotiations, said university spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald.

New work-hour restrictions for medical residents may increase errors, study says
New rules adopted in 2011 cut back the number of consecutive hours that resident doctors can work, in the name of protecting patients from errors by sleepy physicians. But a new study, led by U-M, of more than 2,300 first-year residents across the country raises questions about how well the rules are protecting both patients and new doctors.

The Michigan Difference

Stay in the shade
Karl Lopata was a recent graduate of U-M, living in California, when he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2005. He returned to Michigan and participated in a clinical trial at U-M. Now cancer-free and enrolled in the School of Nursing’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program, Lopata says the experience inspired him to combine his love of running with a new motivation to raise awareness about melanoma. He created “Stay in the Shade,” a non-profit organization that conducts two trail runs each year and donates the money to various melanoma awareness, support and research organizations.