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Week of April 16, 2012

Record Update Recap

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TUESDAY, April 10

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




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.



THURSDAY, April 12

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


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



FRIDAY, April 13

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




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.”