Observatory News

  • A Hurricanes Enduring Aftermath

    A Hurricanes Enduring Aftermath

    Gregory Button came back from Texas with a hoarse throat, bleary eyes, and a collection of heartbreaking stories. It was mid-September, and he'd just spent a week in the Houston Astrodome assessing the needs--met as well as unmet--of evacuees from the flooded city of New Orleans. What he found was disturbing.

  • Reproductive Health: A Global View

    Reproductive Health: A Global View

    "Reproductive health" means more than just population control and family planning, says Marcia Inhorn, a medical anthropologist who's spent the last 17 years studying infertility and new reproductive technologies in the Middle East.

  • Center is Carter Award Finalist

    Center is Carter Award Finalist

    The University of Michigan Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (URC) was a finalist for the 2005 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration.

  • Grads Reflect on Collaboration

    Grads Reflect on Collaboration

    Two hundred thirty-three students received degrees from the University of Michigan School of Public Health last April 29 during convocation ceremonies at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater.

  • The Tsunami Tsummer Blog

    The Tsunami Tsummer Blog

    Summer fieldwork and internships often spur great personal and professional growth, but usually for just one student at a time. Perhaps colleagues eventually see photos or hear about the experience, but the circle of learners stays small.

  • Around the World in 30 Days

    Around the World in 30 Days

    Although it's impossible to go from Arizona to Spain by bike, bus, or on foot, a team of School of Public Health commuters logged the equivalent number of miles--5,284--last May in the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce's first annual "Curb Your Car Month" Commuter Challenge.

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