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Week of April 16, 2012

2012 senior profiles

Sean Collins studies both chemistry and piano, and this month will graduate with dual bachelor's degrees in both areas of study. Collins is one of seven graduating students featured this issue in 2012 senior profiles. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.

Three university faculty members awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for research

For their distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment, three U-M faculty members have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for their research.

Ashton-Miller to oversee research policy and compliance

Professor James A. Ashton-Miller has been named associate vice president for research — research policy and compliance, effective May 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its April 19 meeting.

Broadcaster, alumnus Wallace dies at age 93

Radio and television journalist and U-M alumnus Mike Wallace died on April 7. He was 93 years old.

Advisory committee named for School of Dentistry 
dean search

Provost Phil Hanlon has named a search advisory committee for the dean of the School of Dentistry.

Diversity award goes to seven faculty

Seven faculty members who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M have received the 2012 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Students’ Fetchnotes startup launches note-taking system

 Fetchnotes, a U-M student-founded startup, launched a public version of its cloud-based system for jotting and organizing quick notes to oneself.

U-M receives Silver rating in sustainability tracking system

U-M scored a Silver rating in its first year participating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

MHealthy wellness screening appointments still available; participation numbers given

At least 41 percent of benefits-eligible employees have completed the annual health questionnaire and thousands have completed or made an appointment for a wellness screening for MHealthy Rewards. More than 7,000 employees have earned their $100 incentive for completing both steps of the program.

 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Brent Wagner, chair of the Musical Theatre Department at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, on his famed alumni: “You can turn on the television and see our graduates on commercials and TV shows, or on Broadway.”

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

Old school: U-M in History

Campus flood