Zombies Invade University Campus

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (April 23, 2013)--Zombies invaded the University of Michigan campus Tuesday, sort of.

The "zombie apocalypse" Tuesday in Ann Arbor was designed to get School of Public Health students thinking about disaster response.

The exercise was modeled on a curriculum designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and included students dressing up as the undead.

Second-year graduate student TaNisha Roby said seeing all the "crazy posters around" the SPH building helped convince her to get "zombified" and participate in Tuesday's event.

She says it was a meaningful exercise because public health departments are crucial in preparing people for disasters.

After the 90-minute exercise, the zombies adjourned to a hallway and performed a "flash mob"-style dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

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