Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Three U-M officials who play key roles in the upcoming Creative Residency 2012 discuss the history of the Royal Shakespeare Company's visits to the university.

Royal Shakespeare Company returning to develop two plays
The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to U-M next month with a series of workshops that will explore the creative possibilities of two plays — "Boris Godunov" and “The Orphan of Zhao" — being prepared for its fall season in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Learn more about the key U-M people who are coordinating the visit by the RSC.
• Students, faculty and the U-M community are invited to participate in many of the events.

URC leader offers a status report on research efforts
The latest edition of the University Research Corridor's monthly newsletter features a Q&A interview with URC Executive Director Jeff Mason, who elaborates on new initiatives and why higher education is so important to the state's economic future. U-M is a member of the URC along with Wayne State and Michigan State universities.

Rep. Dingell offers his view on what's wrong with Congress
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who has served 29 terms and represents U-M in the House of Representatives, shared his insights Wednesday on why members of Congress have become much less able to work together. His comments were made to an audience at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

The Michigan Difference

New lease on life
Dental student Steve Nichols (left), who urged a patient to see a physician for high blood pressure before having a routine dental cleaning in a School of Dentistry clinic, has given the patient a new lease on life. Exactly one month after his scheduled appointment at the School of Dentistry, Glen Toadvine (center, with wife Sandy) had open heart surgery in Toledo. “No question about it, dental student Steve Nichols, saved my life,” Toadvine says.