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Week of January 16, 2012

In Brief

Nominations sought for publication prize

Two $5,000 U-M Press/HASTAC Publication Prizes in Digital Humanities, funded by the Institute for the Humanities, will be awarded to innovative and important projects. The awards are scheduled in conjunction with U-M hosting the 2011 international Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory V conference on Digital Scholarly Communication, and the launch of the U-M Press Series in Digital Humanities. Authors should provide by e-mail a prospectus for a completed project. The submission deadline is March 19. Send submissions to For more information go to

Google meeting set for support staff

The Google Project Team will present a town hall for administrative support staff from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Rackham Amphitheatre. This event is open to administrative assistants, key administrators, executive secretaries, business managers, administrative managers and others, on U-M’s move to Google. A one-hour presentation will be followed by a Q-and-A session. The event will be webcast live and posted for viewing afterwards. To register and access a live webcast link, go to

Dental Students give kids a smile

Dental and dental hygiene students and faculty from the School of Dentistry will provide free oral health care services to children ages 5-12 starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the School of Dentistry, as part of the American Dental Association’s annual program. A parent or guardian must be present to register a child, starting at 8 a.m. Children are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Under faculty supervision, students will provide teeth cleanings, sealants, X-rays, simple fillings and more. For more information, call 734-763-6933 or 888-707-2500.



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."


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

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