Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 18, 2013

In an annual ritual filled with drama, suspense and camaraderie, 161 future doctors who will graduate in May from the Medical School opened white envelopes Friday and found out where they will spend the next three to seven years training in their chosen medical specialties. Click the image to watch as some of those students celebrate their matches and read more about the event.

Seven recommended for honorary degrees at Spring Commencement
Twitter CEO and U-M alumnus Richard (Dick) Costolo will deliver the Spring Commencement address May 4 at Michigan Stadium. Costolo will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He is one of seven individuals recommended for honorary degrees who will be considered by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.

Patent law revision to cause few changes for campus inventors
An important change to the U.S. patent system that took effect over the weekend as part of a larger overhaul aligns it better with systems used in other countries and makes it more predictable. The new law probably will cause few alterations to U-M’s Office of Tech Transfer patenting operations, said Richard A. Brandon, associate general counsel.

This week in The University Record
• Poverty rate is highest in15 years, says U-M professor
• Going beyond 'Arab street': U-M surveys opinions in Middle East
• Protected areas prevent deforestation in Amazon rainforest
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on newspaper racks across campus.

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.)