Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 13, 2009

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Musical theatre building legacy, reputation as top program
Since the mid 1980s, Department of Musical Theatre alumni have made an impressive and indelible mark on Broadway as leading actors, creators of memorable musical compositions and producers of blockbuster shows. More than 50 musical theatre graduates from Broadway, national and international tours, film and television will return March 21 for a 25th Anniversary Celebration concert.

Budget challenges ahead for U-M, state
University leaders say they will examine an executive budget plan put forth by Governor Jennifer Granholm that calls for a 3 percent cut in state support for higher education, before commenting on its impact on U-M’s budget. The proposed cut to U-M would total $9.8 million.

Green Computing grant applications due next week
Applications are due Feb. 20 for the final round of Climate Savers Computing Initiative @ U-M (CSCI @ U-M) Unit Funding Grants. University departments can apply to receive funds of $500-$5,000 to make green computing changes in their areas to conserve energy and natural resources.

Health, wellness popular on Michigan iTunes U
Fitness and wellness have proven popular topics in the past 10 months of tracking U-M on iTunes U, http://itunesu.umich.edu/. Since tracking began shortly after the February 2008 launch, listeners downloaded a monthly average of 44,000 tracks. U-M on iTunes U experienced the highest downloads in July with 83,561.

The Michigan Difference

Community Outreach -
A School of Dentistry tradition

Helping those in need in communities across Michigan is nothing new for the School of Dentistry. Talk to the school's fourth-year dental students and it’s likely they will say that their community outreach experiences were the highlight of their years in dental school.