Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Provost Teresa Sullivan (right) shares a laugh with Janice Bluestein Longone at a reception honoring the donation by Longone and her husband, Daniel, of their collection of American culinary artifacts. The reception Tuesday at the Hatcher Graduate Library’s Audubon Room included selected items from the 20,000-piece collection, which is kept at the Clements Library, where Janice Longone is curator of American Culinary History. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

U-M’s Roderick Little appointed to Census Bureau post
U-M biostatistician Roderick Little will join the U.S. Census Bureau as associate director for statistical methodology and standards. He will lead a new directorate focusing on enhancing the bureau’s research and innovation capacity. The assignment is expected to last three years.

Statement regarding admissions and U-M student-athletes
The university has issued a statement in response to a number of inquiries concerning its admissions process as it relates to student-athletes.

Weather woes take the bloom off this year’s Peony Festival
Much of the 2010 Peony Festival, which had been scheduled to run this week through Sunday, has been canceled after early warm weather and heavy rains left the Arb’s Peony Garden blooms past their prime. The large, blooming flowers are a favorite springtime destination for thousands of people each year.

Survey shows tech executives still cool to state's business climate
Technology executives in Michigan remain unchanged in their feelings that the state is not an ideal place to start or grow a business, according to the third annual Michigan Technology Climate Survey, conducted in part by the UM-Dearborn iLabs.

The Michigan Difference

The water boy
Adrienne Gilbert’s participation in the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Program led her to join the Peace Corps and serve in the Dominican Republic. In the current issue of the GIEU magazine, Beyond Borders, she writes about her friendship with the water boy in the community where she served, and her effort to help get him a birth certificate. Her story begins on Page 3.