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Week of September 20, 2010

In Brief

Election guidelines for staff

As the general election campaign gears up, many members of the U-M community have asked about their rights and responsibilities regarding campaigning for or against a candidate or ballot initiative. Comprehensive guidelines explain activities in which members of the campus community may engage, as well as those restricted by law. For more information go to

English language volunteers sought

The Northwood Community English Language Program presents an information meeting for English language volunteers at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Community Center, 1000 McIntyre, North Campus. For more information call 734-764-9998 or e-mail

Taubman faculty receive Architect Magazine awards

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning faculty have been presented with three Architect Magazine Fourth Annual R+D Awards, which recognize the importance of research and development as defining principles in architecture. The selections were based on excellence in proof of performance, aesthetics and evidence of progressive thinking. The Taubman College faculty research projects and faculty winning awards were: Digital Steam-Bending: Developing a Parametrically Adaptable Wishbone Structural System, by Assistant Professor Steven Mankouche and Lecturers Josh Bard and Matthew Schulte; Shadow Pavilion, by Associate Professor Karl Daubmann; and North House: Responsive Envelope Prototyping, by Associate Professor Geoffrey Thun and Assistant Professor Kathy Velikov.



Kevin Perkins, team leader, Planet Blue Teams, on the impression Planet Blue energy evaluations make on building users: “It makes you feel good when you see you’re getting their attention.”