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Week of March 21, 2011

Board of Regents in Detroit

Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, left, and Skillman Foundation President Carol Goss welcome President Mary Sue Coleman to a luncheon before the Board of Regents meeting at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit. Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services.

North Quad residents, programs making most of their new space


Residents and those from the academic units now located in the new North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex will show some of the work they are doing at a Community Open House, 3-6 p.m. on March 31, hosted by President Mary Sue Coleman, Provost Phil Hanlon and Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper.

Gov. Snyder 
to deliver spring address


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will deliver the main address and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree when U-M presents its Spring Commencement at 10 a.m. April 30 at Michigan Stadium. Also recommended for honorary degrees are Vernon J. Ehlers, former U.S. congressman and physicist; William Clay Ford Jr., executive chairman of the board of directors, Ford Motor Co.; Shelton "Spike" Lee, film director, producer and writer; Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author; and Stephen M. Ross, chairman, CEO and managing partner, The Related Companies, L.P.

Plutonium in nuclear fuel is topic of talk

U-M geologist and nuclear engineering researcher Rodney Ewing will discuss plutonium in nuclear fuel in an upcoming Distinguished University Professor lecture at 4 p.m. April 4 in Rackham Auditorium.

U-M, Detroit connections highlighted at Board of Regents meeting

The Board of Regents took its monthly meeting to Detroit on March 17. During the visit, President Mary Sue Coleman met members of the Detroit City Council, and many other dignitaries during a special luncheon. The regents also heard presentations on U-M's Semester in Detroit program, the Healthy Environments Partnership, and revitalization and business in Detroit.

Herzog speaks on the myth of patriarchal dominance

Back in Shakespeare’s time men were the unqualified rulers of the roost. Except when they weren’t. It’s this sort of dichotomy that Don Herzog, the Edson R. Sutherland Professor of Law, addressed in a lecture after receiving the 21st Annual Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching.

University suspends study abroad programs in Japan 


U-M study abroad programs in Japan were suspended March 17 after the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for the island nation.

Peace Corps themed concert closes anniversary celebrations

Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco will perform at a Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert, which will serve as a wrap-up to universitywide celebrations marking the anniversary of the conception of the Peace Corps by John F. Kennedy.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Linnea Chervenak, senior project manager, Ambulatory Care, U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, on her lifelong attraction to travel: “I always thought it was normal to travel to foreign countries.”

EVENTS

Author Pauline Kaldas poetry reading at 5:10 p.m. March 28, Angell Hall, with author T.J. Anderson.

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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

Does the nuclear crisis in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami change the way you feel about nuclear power?
 

Old school: U-M in History

Walking through the Diag