Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mayor John Hieftje is greeted with a mask in his likeness, worn by LSA lecturer Mark Tucker, in honor of the upcoming FestiFools parade. The annual event in downtown Ann Arbor, headed by Tucker and Nick Tobier of the School of Art & Design (A&D), showcases giant paper mache puppets. The April 5 parade is sponsored by the LSA Street Theater Art Project (START), Arts on Earth, the School of Art & Design, the city of Ann Arbor and the Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Myra Klarman)

Business start-ups, job retention addressed in URC testimony
Michigan’s University Research Corridor is working with businesses and the public like never before to transform the economy and create jobs, efforts that could be stimulated with state support, leading URC researchers told the state House Wednesday.

Museum, culinary collection featured on Big Ten Network
The U-M Museum of Art expansion and renovation, and Jan Longone, curator of culinary collection at the Clements Library, are featured today on a new episode of "Out of the Blue." The Big Ten Network half-hour magazine-style shows feature some of the interesting people and ideas emerging from the university. Tune in today at 4:30 p.m. or catch the replay at 10:30 a.m. March 25. Michigan Public Media produces this series that is hosted by Jen White of WFUM, and in this episode features interviews by Charity Nebbe.

Honors senior wins coveted Churchill Scholarship
Honors neuroscience major Eszter Zavodszky has been awarded one of 14 Churchill Scholarships that provide for a year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics or the sciences at Churchill College, the University of Cambridge. She will use the scholarship to research neurodegenerative diseases.

Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates identity
To mark the 20th anniversary of Asian/Pacific Islander American studies and 40th anniversary of ethnic studies at U-M, the University has scheduled a number of events to celebrate A/PIA Heritage Month.

The Michigan Difference

Vote for your favorite UMMA Art Pick
As the U-M Museum of Art gets set to reopen March 28, following a two-year restoration and renovation project, a few friends of the museum are offering their favorites from selected works of art featured in the collection, and the museum invites the community to vote, as well. Find out what piece President Mary Sue Coleman says makes her “pause to reflect on the life of the man it depicts.”
Then vote for your favorite.