Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Although the Royal Shakespeare Company's Creative Residency 2012 ended last month, the lessons it provided U-M theatre students will remain. In this video, students discuss what they learned from working with some of the world's most accomplished Shakespearean actors. Read an article in the arts portal Montage about their experiences.

Second U-M stem cell line now publicly available to help researchers
A second U-M human embryonic stem cell line has been placed on the National Institutes of Health registry, making the cells available for federally funded research. The line carries the gene defect responsible for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a hereditary neurological disorder characterized by a slowly progressive degeneration of foot, lower leg and hand muscles.

Weinberg Fellow named to research climate change, demography and development
Christoph Nolte, a doctoral candidate at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, has been selected as the first recipient of the Marshall Weinberg Population, Development, and Climate Change Fellowship. Nolte is studying the economic tradeoffs of land conservation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

Campuses and units prepare for Spring Commencement 2012
Spring commencement is nearly here. The traditional ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Michigan Stadium, although some unit events begin today. Here is a list of activities and information for those planning to attend.
Parking & Transportation Services asks that vehicles be kept clear of lots near Michigan Stadium and the Crisler Center.

The Michigan Difference

Public service in the city
Serving in the office of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing gave Elizabeth Palazzola and Julie Schneider a chance to help the city’s land use, housing and sustainability problems as the Ford School's inaugural David Bohnett Public Service Fellows. The program aims to give aspiring public servants experience with city government. It continues with incoming fellows Diana Flora and Stephanie Chang.