Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 28, 2013

More than any other person, architect Albert Kahn defined the look of the U-M campus. This video produced by the Alumni Association presents some iconic Kahn structures in a then-and-now montage.

U-M again improves rankings on college affordability lists
A newly released federal college affordability ranking shows U-M has — for the third straight year — one of the nation’s slowest rates of growth in net costs among the nation’s four-year public universities. U-M improved its college affordability rankings by dropping lower in three categories of the latest College Affordability and Transparency Lists. The annual release of the information was made Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.

MHealthy suggests people who sit for 60 should move for three
Many of us sit at work, sometimes for eight hours or more a day. Research suggests that sitting for long periods of time can contribute to higher risk for diabetes, obesity, heart attack and even cancer. MHealthy suggests that for every 60 minutes people sit (in meetings, at a computer, at home, etc.), they should move for at least three minutes.

Record Update's email edition will be sent weekly until fall semester
This will be the last daily email edition of the Record Update until Sept. 3. An email version will be sent to subscribers each Wednesday until the start of the fall semester. Breaking campus news will be added to the Record Update website as it happens.

Schroeder re-elected to fill Police Department Oversight Committee union staff seat
Matthew Schroeder, a registered nurse at U-M Hospital, has won re-election as the union staff representative to the Police Department Oversight Committee. Schroeder will begin a new two-year term on July 1.

The Michigan Difference

A summer of Shakespeare
Acting is not just something Janet Haley teaches — it's also what she does. Haley, assistant professor of theatre at UM-Flint, will return for her eighth season with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival in Jackson this summer. Haley, an associate artist with MSF since 2011, will be playing Olivia in "Twelfth Night," Constance in "King John," and the Barmaid in Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer."