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Week of April 16, 2012

Record Update Recap

These items ran in recent editions of the Record Update. To find specific issues of the Update, go to ur.umich.edu/update/archives.

TUESDAY, April 10

Robotics Day 2012 highlights the rapidly emerging robotics ecosystem in southeast Michigan.

❙ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/120410/robotics

 

WEDNESDAY, April 11

The U-M Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society, has inducted seven faculty and professional staff as new members.

❙ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/120411/pkp

 

THURSDAY, April 12

The student-led Social Venture Fund has closed its first investment in LearnZillion, a Web-based learning platform.

❙ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/120412/learnzillion

U-M ranks No. 7 in the nation as a Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows university in the latest 2012 rankings.

❙ www.snre.umich.edu/highlights/2012-04-10/um_ranked_no_7_in_peace_corps_students

 

FRIDAY, April 13

UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn have announced the featured speakers for their commencement on April 29.

❙ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/120413/flintdb

 

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.”