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U-M artist uses clay to inspire
vision-impaired youth

The number of visually impaired students from metro Detroit who participate in Associate Professor of Art Sadashi Inuzuka’s “Outreach Teaching for the Visually Impaired” program has tripled over six years. More>

New dean to take baton at School of Music

Christopher Kendall, an award-winning conductor and accomplished musician, will become the new dean of the School of Music, President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Paul N. Courant announced May 13. More>

U-M writers get $5 million advance

Allowing America's brightest young writers to share ideas with established authors and inspire one another's work is what U-M alumna Helen Zell ('64) had in mind when she made a $5 million expendable gift to the MFA creative writing program. More>

Regent Brandon appears
on TVs “The Apprentice”

He didn’t get to say “You’re fired,” but Regent David Brandon, chairman of Domino’s Pizza Inc., got a chance to weigh in on who should stay and who should go on the May 5 episode of NBC-TV’s “The Apprentice.” More>

U-M professor's work will bend, but not break

A new type of fiber-reinforced bendable concrete will be used for the first time in Michigan this summer, and U-M scientists hope their new material will find widespread use across the country. The new material looks like regular concrete, but is 500 times more resistant to cracking and 40 percent lighter. Tiny fibers that comprise about 2 percent of the mixture's volume partly account for its performance. More>

Don Canham 1918-2005

Former athletics director Donald Canham died May 3 at University Hospital following surgery to repair a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was 87.

Described as a visionary and leader in the field of intercollegiate athletics, Canham served as the University's athletic director from 1968-88, pioneering the idea of progressive marketing and promoting of collegiate athletics. Under his watch U-M football began its current streak of 186 consecutive crowds in excess of 100,000, beginning in 1975. More>

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