Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Across the country, orchestras are struggling find the key to survival as tough economic times have eroded ticket revenues, audiences and donor support. One example of how the crisis is playing out can be seen in the ongoing contract negotiations at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In this video, Mark Clague, associate professor of musicology and associate director of the American Music Institute, discusses the state of American orchestras and the issues they face.

U-M senior receives Winston Churchill Scholarship
David Montague, a Brighton senior, is U-M's most recent recipient of the prestigious Winston Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of graduate study in mathematics, biological and physical sciences, and engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Launch of Law School's human trafficking database coincides with symposium on slavery
The Law School's launch of the nation's only comprehensive online database of human trafficking cases will coincide with a major academic symposium Friday and Saturday at the school on the phenomenon of modern-day slavery.

UM-Flint recognized by Tillman Foundation for work with veterans
UM-Flint has been selected to partner with the Tillman Military Scholars program, which provides educational scholarships for veteran and active service members and their dependents. UM-Flint was one of five new universities named by the Pat Tillman Foundation for the 2011-12 academic year.

SNOW UPDATE: UM-Flint still closed from storm
UM-Flint remains closed today in the wake of this week's snowstorm. UM-Dearborn and the Ann Arbor campuses are open.

The Michigan Difference

Saving lives in the sky
U-M Survival Flight is more than just a way of transporting very sick patients. This article in Medicine at Michigan explains why the high level of critical care that the men and women of this service provide before, during and after the trip sets it apart from other air medical transport programs.