Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Members of the Aleo family display their support for Dr. Himanshu Patel, a Frankel Cardiovascular Center surgeon who operated on Denise Aleo to treat a genetic aortic condition she shares with numerous relatives. At Patel’s recommendation, all members of the family have undergone genetic testing to help them to unravel a medical mystery that had impacted the family for generations. (Photo by Leisa Thompson)

Supreme Court's ruling in Texas affirmative action case will not directly affect U-M
In a much-anticipated decision regarding affirmative action in higher education, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday returned to a lower court a case involving the University of Texas at Austin's admissions policy. With its 7-1 ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the court reconfirmed Grutter v. Bollinger, a 2003 decision involving the U-M Law School that held the pursuit of educational benefits through diversity is a compelling interest that can be achieved by the narrowly tailored consideration of race.

UMHS, MidMichigan Health sign agreement to affiliate
The U-M Health System and MidMichigan Health have solidified a partnership, first announced last summer, that will mean better care for patients in the 14-county region served by MidMichigan Health, including better access to specialty care at UMHS locations.

REMINDER: Friday is the deadline for submitting StaffWorks proposals
Poster and speaker session proposals will be accepted through Friday for the StaffWorks Best Practices and Technology conference Nov.15. The event shares insights, innovations, experience and expertise in the use of technology and best practices to support university services and operations.

The Michigan Difference

A summer of Shakespeare
Acting is not just something Janet Haley teaches — it's also what she does. Haley, assistant professor of theatre at UM-Flint, will return for her eighth season with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival in Jackson this summer. Haley, an associate artist with MSF since 2011, will be playing Olivia in "Twelfth Night," Constance in "King John," and the Barmaid in Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer."