Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Education & Society

  1. On purpose

    Losing his daughter to heart disease nearly derailed Professor Vic Strecher until he discovered his mission to help others live their fullest lives.

  2. Man on a mission

    As a high school teacher in Detroit, former enlisted U.S. Marine Ryan Pavel, BA ’12, embraces a new call to service.

  3. Helping a nation mourn

    In November 1963, U.S. Naval officer George Perrault took his place in history as a member of the “Death Watch” following JFK’s assassination.

  4. Engineers making a difference

    Creativity, design, and customer service take precedence in a unique course, as freshmen “tinker” their way to real results.

  5. Back to the future

    They say there are no “do-overs” in life. Tell that to physician Ronny Schmier, BA ’71, a master’s candidate in U-M’s new program in health informatics.

  6. Coping with the personal aftershocks of disaster

    A study on survivors of 2011’s triple disaster in Japan reveals options to help prevent and protect against the violence that often follows such events.

  7. Sisters in law

    Sisters Cornelia Kennedy, ’47, and Margaret Schaeffer, ’45, have always called each other Nealie and Margie. For decades, however, they went by Your Honor.

  8. U-M to offer free online courses in groundbreaking initiative

    University of Michigan professors will offer free online courses on such diverse topics as finance, electronic voting, computer vision, and fantasy and science fiction using a new web-based platform called Coursera.