Arthur Verhoogt, acting archivist of the U-M Papyrology Collection, examines a document from the collection, housed in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. To make the collection more accessible, the library recently installed the Parsons Papyrology Exhibit Case in the first-floor Audubon Room. The collection also is becoming more accessible on the Internet. Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services.
Rebecca Scott, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History in LSA, professor of law, and an expert on the intersection of law and history in the study of slavery and emancipation, will deliver the Henry Russel Lecture. Her talk, “Under Color of Law: Contemporary Slavery and the Uses of History,” will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
The Big House is expected to welcome the biggest hockey crowd ever when U-M hosts the 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.
To help laboratory managers operate vital U-M facilities in the most efficient and sustainable manner, the Office of Campus Sustainability launched the Green Laboratory Operation for Sustainability program, which already has an impressive list of laboratories that have been certified under the program.
President Mary Sue Coleman on Feb. 10 called the six-month delay in appropriately handling a suspicion of child pornography “a serious failure on the part of our institution.” Coleman’s statement accompanies the release of a detailed report on the six-month delay in response to the suspicion that a medical resident possessed child pornography on a flash drive he brought to work at the Health System.
Sixteen student teams from six universities across Michigan will present their green technology solutions and vie for more than $100,000 in prizes at the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge this week.
The School of Nursing has become the first school in the nation to partner with the Peace Corps on an academic concentration that can be added to any master’s degree and can include 27 months of overseas service.
Beauty is more than skin deep, at least for fruit flies studied in new research that demonstrates how age-related changes in pheromone production can reduce sexual attractiveness.
Vivek Sankaran, a clinical assistant professor of law in the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the Law School, on the greatest influence on his career path: "The children who I represented in D.C. who taught me about the importance of child welfare law."
U-M commuter vanpools, which have grown by 14 percent in the last year, could sprout more users this spring and in coming months as ride sharing opportunities expand with GreenRide Connect.