Symphony Orchestra honored
The Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Professor of Conducting
and Director of Orchestras Kenneth Kiesler, is a recipient of the First
Place Award for Programming of Contemporary Music from the American
Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and the American Symphony
The award was presented June 11 at the league’s 59th national conference
in Pittsburgh. The Awards for Adventurous Programming recognize American
orchestras whose programs demonstrate a strong commitment to the works
of contemporary composers.
U-M tops on Fulbright list
Twenty-nine students from the University won Fulbright fellowships in
2003-04—more than any other university in the nation, according
to a ranking from the Fulbright Program. Ivy League schools Cornell
University and Harvard University each had 25. U-M also had five winners
of Fulbright teaching assistantships. The U.S. Congress created the
Fulbright Program in 1946, immediately after World War II, to foster
mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural
For a full list of winning schools, visit http://www.imakenews.com/fulbright/e_article000257608.cfm?x=a2RnSgn,a1RD3pkp.
No bus service July 4-5
U-M bus services no longer will be available on the five major holidays—Independence
Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Memorial Day.
This will include any “observed” days when the holiday falls
on a weekend. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) also suspends
bus service on the major holidays. As a result, there will be no U-M
or AATA bus service July 4 and 5 (the observed day).