These items ran in recent editions of the Record Update. To find specific issues of the Update, go to ur.umich.edu/update/archives.
Computational evolutionary biologist Stephen Smith will play a key role in an effort to create a comprehensive tree of life.
The U-M Health System provided nearly $308 million worth of community benefits in 2010.
The “Monitoring the Future” study conducted annually at the Institute for Social Research will receive $35 million to continue for another five years.
Telescopes set up at various locations, including several on the U-M campus, gave stargazers a chance to witness the rare “transit of Venus.”
Mark Haviland, program manager, Center for Campus Involvement, on working with students to produce a show: “I have a real ‘show-must-go-on’ mentality. It will happen … I’m a cheerleader.”
Orson Welles New Acquisitions exhibit, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections Library, through June.