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Week of July 9, 2012

'Murder Most Foul'

William L. Clements Library Director Kevin Graffagnino is curator of the new exhibit “Murder Most Foul: Homicide in Early America.” It is on display from 1-4:45 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Labor Day, then Mondays through Fridays until Oct. 2. Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography.

$53M grant renews support for U-M clinical, translational research

A $53 million grant will renew U-M’s ability to support medical research. The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research has again secured a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant renewal will provide U-M researchers with training, tools and services necessary to speed their search for new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease — and to involve even more research volunteers in their work.

Ann Arbor Art Fairs return July 18-21

Get ready to welcome a half million guests to town — the Ann Arbor Art Fairs are nearly here. The 53rd annual event made up of four independent fairs will draw more than 1,000 artists from July 18-21, and is expected to draw the customary 500,000-plus visitors to take in a wide range of art offerings.

Employees can win $500 in prizes by participating in healthy programs

MHealthy is known for awarding its participants the gift of health. But in November, it also will award six lucky employees prizes valued at up to $500 each for participating in its health and wellness programs.

International Institute receives $750,000 Mellon grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to the International Institute for language instruction and other initiatives.

U-M signs agreement with American 
Red Cross for emergency sheltering

The university has signed an agreement with the American Red Cross that provides a broad framework for utilizing campus facilities in the event of a disaster.

Westbrooks to join U-M as associate university librarian for research

The U-M Library has announced that Elaine Westbrooks will serve as the university’s first associate university librarian for research, starting Aug. 13.

Search committee named for Bentley Historical Library director

Provost Phil Hanlon has named a search committee for the next director of the Bentley Historical Library.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Jeff Kopmanis, application programmer senior at the Center for Space Environment Modeling, College of Engineering, on his job: “I make the Web front-ends (that) make it possible for ordinary people to run these very sophisticated tools.”

EVENTS

  • Tumbao Bravo performs the authentic rhythms of Cuba, 8 p.m. July 18, U-M Museum of Art.

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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

President returns