Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sabriya Gill, a senior in LSA, writes a thank you note to alumni as part of U-M Student Philanthopy's Day of Thanks — Hail Yeah! Every Gift Matters event Wednesday. The event stresses the impact that annual giving has on U-M. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

On Medicare panel, Pescovitz highlights role of academic medicine
Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, executive vice president for medical affairs and U-M Health System CEO, told a gathering in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday that academic medical centers such as UMHS are vital to improving the care that Medicare participants receive, enhancing the health of older and disabled Americans, and containing the growth of Medicare costs.

SNRE conducting annual Conservation Ecology open house Friday
The School of Natural Resources and Environment will conduct an open house Friday, inviting people to meet the researchers and explore the labs comprising the Conservation Ecology program. Professors, students and postdoctoral scholars will be available to discuss their work to conserve and sustain Earth's most precious biological resources.

Some MCubed research grants still available
After an initial period of strong demand during which funding was awarded on a semi-random basis, the MCubed interdisciplinary research-funding program now is operating on a first-come, first-served basis. While many university units are out of tokens, there are still funds to provide a few dozen projects with $60,000 each for personnel.

The Michigan Difference

The long note
The Michigan traditions of a high-stepping marching band, pep bands, colorful halftime shows, Band-O-Rama and symphony tours all have their roots in William D. Revelli. He transformed the Michigan Marching Band, and his unyielding drive for perfection changed conducting, performing and music education across the country. At the core of it all was his credo: “We do not teach music. Rather, we teach people through music.” (For the next few months, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.)