Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 11, 2011

President Mary Sue Coleman (right) and Provost Phil Hanlon (background center) greet prospective students during the Spring Welcome Day. The annual event took place Saturday with a welcome in the Rogel Ballroom of the Michigan Union and tours of the campus. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

A&D students sculpt recycled limestone from Michigan Union
Limestone blocks recycled from the Michigan Union, and transformed into sculptures by School of Art & Design students, now are on display. The students learn more than just the techniques of stone carving, as the sculptures will be sold to create a fund to support student projects.

Leaves of Absence Toolkit launched
The Leaves of Absence Toolkit is a new resource to assist in responding to the questions that arise in helping staff members to arrange for leaves of absence.

CRIME ALERT: Aggravated assault
700 block of Monroe Street (just west of South State Street near South Quad)

This week in the University Record
• Research: Did Obama's election kill the antiwar movement?
• Spotlight: Medical assistant made transition from factory to clinic
• Question of the Week: How has the increase in gas prices affected your vehicle use?
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

The story of StarKid
It's a story that couldn't have happened 10 years ago. A group of U-M students and alumni gained national recognition after posting videos of a student-produced musical on YouTube. The musical? A parody of the Harry Potter series called "A Very Potter Musical." The project spawned Starkid, which has gone on to produce other plays and musicals, including "A Very Potter Sequel."