Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, talks with U-M students participating in a Washington Campus program last week on the eve of his setting the record for the longest congressional tenure in history. Dingell, who represents the Ann Arbor and UM-Dearborn campuses, answered questions from the business students about highlights of his time in Congress and urged them to set high standards as they move into their careers after college. (Photo by Gary Landsman, Landsman Photo)

Faculty member named to president's Council of Economic Advisers
U-M economist Betsey Stevenson, an associate professor of public policy, has been appointed by President Obama to the Council of Economic Advisers, the White House announced Monday. The council offers the president objective economic advice on domestic and international policy.

Mott Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among the best children's hospitals in the country in pediatric specialties, and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

$1.7M grant to help U-M, Johns Hopkins develop dementia treatment tool
A $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers from U-M and Johns Hopkins University to develop a Web-based dementia treatment tool for family caregivers. WeCare will help caregivers better understand, assess and treat behavioral changes in those with dementia.

The Michigan Difference

A family for Feleke
Law Professor Kyle Logue and his family decided they could take in Feleke, a boy from Ethiopia, for a few weeks while he was being treated in Michigan for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Weeks turned to months, and a plea from one father to another, from one side of the world to the other, changed everything — including the way the Logues defined "family."