Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Eva Rosenwald, playing Titania, and Sam Dodge, as Nick Bottom, share a romantic interlude during a performance of Shakespeare in the Arb’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The open-air play, which is performed at various locations throughout the Nichols Arboretum, runs Thursdays through Sundays through June 27. Click on the photo to read a University Record story about Shakespeare in the Arb. (Photo by Laura Sparrow)

Research project helps Genesee County insure its residents
A survey that evolved from a community-based, participatory research project in the School of Public Health produced results that helped lead to a community-funded health plan that provides care to uninsured, low-income adults in Genesee County. It is one of the first such plans in the country.

Five Wolverines chosen in MLB draft
Five current U-M baseball players have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft, which wrapped up Wednesday. Chosen were Ryan LaMarre, second round; Matt Miller, fith round; Alan Oaks, eighth round; Tyler Burgoon, 10th round; and Chris Berset, 20th round.

Statement on admissions and 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.

Planetarium temporarily closed for work on cooling system
The Exhibit Museum Planetarium will be closed for the next couple of weeks while the facility’s air conditioner is replaced. Public programs scheduled for the weekends of June 12-13 and June 19-20 have been canceled.

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.