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Week of July 25, 2011

Hot time in town for Art Fair

Vendor Bud Scheffel of Woodstock, N.Y., handles a kinetic wind sculpture in his booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Fairgoers braved record-breaking heat to experience a wide range of artwork and enjoy a variety of refreshments. Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services.

‘Games’ exhibit explores birth of organized sports

“The Games We Played: Sports in Nineteenth Century America,” a new William L. Clements Library exhibit, offers rare books, manuscripts, prints, photographs and more to illustrate the new pastimes of 19th century Americans. It is presented 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the library’s Great Hall through Oct. 7.

U makes Chronicle best workplaces list

For the fourth consecutive year, U-M is featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For, the publication’s editors announced today (July 25).

Planet Blue Ambassadors program to launch this fall

Students won’t be the only ones in the classroom this fall, as a unique pilot program involving U-M students and staff kicks off as part of the university’s commitment to sustainability.

East Quad residence hall renovations approved

The Board of Regents approved the comprehensive renovation of East Quadrangle, a heritage residence hall and longtime home to the Residential College.

New directory eases profile and group management

The MCommunity Directory now is online and is designed to ease the process of finding people, updating profiles and managing groups.

Two schools to offer new entrepreneurship master’s degree

Two top-ranked U-M schools are teaming up to establish a unique professional master’s degree in entrepreneurship. The Board of Regents on July 21 approved a proposal by the College of Engineering and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business to offer a joint program that specializes in training students to turn ideas into inventions and inventions into successful businesses.

Study: Conservatives top tweeters in 2010

The results of a study on candidates’ use of Twitter in the 2010 midterm elections suggest that Republicans and Tea Party members used the social medium more effectively than their Democratic rivals.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Megan Wellman, ophthalmic technician II, Kellogg Eye Center, Canton Health Center, U-M Health System, on illustrating children’s books: “I’ve just always enjoyed the human body, facial expressions, the movement … and bringing that across in a two-dimensional form.”

EVENTS

The Center for Japanese Studies Free Summer Film Series presents “A Scene at the Sea,” 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12, Angell Hall Auditorium A.

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School of Information dean and wife pledge $2.5M to U-M

School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.

Features

Question of the Week

Can you imagine your life without computers?

Old school: U-M in History

Modern dance