Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 14, 2013

Medical student Emily Naoum is a bassist in the Life Sciences Orchestra, which has provided a performance outlet for members of U-M's life sciences community since 2000. The current issue of Michigan Today features a slideshow of images from the orchestra. (Photo by Leisa Thompson)

U-M faculty member named Pew Scholar for work on genetic variety between cells
Jeffrey Kidd, assistant professor of human genetics and of computational medicine and biology, has been named a Pew Scholar for 2013, a prestigious award that will accelerate his team’s efforts to understand the basis of human disease by combining DNA analysis and sophisticated computer-based techniques.

Ticket office alerting patrons after vendor's security breach
A computer security breach at the company that provides ticketing services for the Michigan Union Ticket Office may have allowed unauthorized access to credit card information for customers who bought tickets between Sept. 1, 2011, and April 25, 2013. MUTO is informing patrons who purchased tickets during the affected time frame.

Four recently hatched falcon chicks named after online contest
After receiving thousands of submissions through the university’s Facebook page, four peregrine that recently hatched in a nesting box atop University Hospital have been named Maize, Blue, (Desmond) Howard and (Charles) Woodson. The university selected the winning names after inviting the community to participate in an online naming contest.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival begins tonight
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival, a three-week-long event that conducts many of its activities on the U-M campus, kicks off tonight and runs through July 7. Opening night performances include Spencer Michaud and Jetty Rae at the Grove Stage, and the Laith Al-Saadi Trio, The Bluescasters, and Lady Sunshine & The X-Band at the Rackham Stage.

The Michigan Difference

A family for Feleke
Law Professor Kyle Logue and his family decided they could take in Feleke, a boy from Ethiopia, for a few weeks while he was being treated in Michigan for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Weeks turned to months, and a plea from one father to another, from one side of the world to the other, changed everything — including the way the Logues defined "family." (Photo by Leisa Thompson)