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Week of January 16, 2012

Rackham Graduate School centennial

The Barbour Scholarship Fund long has been an important source of support for international graduate students in Rackham programs. Pictured here are the 1932-33 Barbour Scholars. This year the graduate school celebrates its centennial with an assortment of activities that showcase the many facets of modern graduate education. Photo courtesy Rackham Graduate School.

Understanding drug, behavior relationship 
topic of talk


In his inaugural lecture as the Elliot S. Valenstein Distinguished University Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Terry Robinson of LSA will review some of the long-term effects of drugs of abuse on the brain and behavior through the development of his research career. He will deliver the lecture “How Time Flies: Lessons Learned From 34 Years Studying Drugs, Brain & Behavior” at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Rackham Amphitheatre.

Coppola wins national teaching award

Baylor University has named U-M chemistry professor Brian Coppola as the 2012 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award — with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 — presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.

U-M annual sustainability report shows success in key areas


The university continues to make progress in key areas of energy reduction, alternative transportation and waste reduction, according to its just released 2011 annual sustainability report.

Rackham celebrates its 100th with events all year


As the Rackham Graduate School enters its centennial, it not only will look back at a century of service but will offer an assortment of activities that showcase the many facets of modern graduate education.

U-M makes progress in transferring Native American remains

After 18 months of careful deliberation, U-M has completed a formal set of policies and procedures for handling Native American human remains and cultural objects from its museum collections under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Search committee named for executive director 
of university audits

A search committee has been selected for the executive director of university audits, the Office of the President has announced. The position reports to the president of the university.

First flu cases confirmed

With cases of influenza starting to appear locally, university health officials want to remind the community that it is still not too late to get a flu vaccination.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Len Middleton, lecturer in corporate strategy and international business at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, on what inspires him: "What drives me is the ability to keep creating business leaders that have impact."

EVENTS

Bright Sheng, “Never Far Away,” noon-1 p.m. Jan. 24 in Room 1636, School of Social Work building.
 

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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

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