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Week of June 20, 2011

In Brief

Free tobacco treatment program begins July 6

MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service holds a free seven-week tobacco treatment group beginning 5:30-7 p.m. July 6 at 2025 Traverwood. It is open to U-M employees and their dependents, retirees and patients. It covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects the body, medications and more. Benefits-eligible employees and other qualified adults may qualify to receive coverage for tobacco treatment products and a $100 before-tax incentive for completing the program. To register, call 734-998-6222 or go to

Teams place high in writing contest

U-M teams captured third and fourth place this month in the NextBillion 2011 Case Writing Competition. Third place went to “Catch a Falling STAR: Sustainable Financing for a Base of Pyramid Hospital,” written by Medical School students Shilpa Gulati, Gopal Pai, Dave Seo and Alice Zheng, and supervised by Paul Clyde, adjunct professor of business economics and public policy. Fourth place was awarded to “Good Capital and the Emergence of the Social Capital Market,” by graduate business student Lauren Foukes, under the supervision of Gautam Kaul, professor of finance at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Michigan Radio wins national award

“The Environment Report” from Michigan Radio has been recognized for excellence in broadcast journalism by the Radio Television Digital News Association with a 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award. The program received the award for Best Audio News Documentary in the Radio: Large Market category for “Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future.” Reporters Mark Brush, Rebecca Williams, Lester Graham and Shawn Allee examined the future of coal in this country and the costs of dependence on it.



Carol Stepanchuk, community outreach coordinator, Center for Chinese Studies; education director, Development, Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, on working in the Center for Chinese Studies: “One of the greatest benefits of my job is being able to stay contemporary with Chinese culture.”


Gifts of Art presents World Fiddling Show by Saline Fiddlers, noon-1 p.m. July 14, University Hospital Courtyard.

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