Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Matt Gabert of Pest Management Services places a rodent bait station along a wall of the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Gabert is one of six staff members who deal with infestations of insects, rodents and other pests around campus. Read more about pest management at U-M. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

U-M receives initial Affordable Care Act funding for work force, health centers
The university has received nearly $8.5 million in grant funding under the federal health care reform law to help the state prepare for the increased number of people expected to have health insurance as health reforms take effect, according to a report from the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation.

Lecture and film series previews conference celebrating Port Huron Statement
A series of free lectures and films this month and throughout October will provide historical context for an upcoming national conference at U-M celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, a legendary document of the New Left movement of the 1960s.

Special Collections adds to extensive Orson Welles archive
The most extensive international collection of archives on filmmaker, actor, director and writer Orson Welles now is available to the public and researchers at the U-M Special Collections Library. The library recently added two archival collections to its Welles holdings, including information about different periods of Welles’ career, from his youth to the end of his life.

The Michigan Difference

Working in a house of wax
Valerie Wang works daily with Hollywood's A-Listers — Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and the like. She's not an agent or studio executive. As marketing manager at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, part of the legendary London-based chain of wax museums, the 2008 alumna hangs with replicas of yesterday's and today's hottest stars.