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Week of September 19, 2011

Remembering 9/11

U-M sophomore William Rogers of Clarkston observes a moment of silence for the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks, during a candlelight vigil that took place Sept. 11 in the Diag. Photo by Lon Horwedel, U-M Photo Services.

Earth Fest 2011: Celebrate the Planet

The campus community will party for the planet on Sept. 27 when the Diag transforms into a platform for sustainability with information, activities and entertainment at EarthFest 2011.

New Active U Autumn program encourages 
physical activity in the fall

Beginning today, MHealthy is launching a new six-week version of its popular Active U challenge to encourage physical activity and healthier eating habits during the fall months.

Regents praise Coleman for academic excellence

President Mary Sue Coleman was praised for leading the university in economic development efforts, global outreach and academic excellence during her annual review at the Sept. 15 Board of Regents meeting.

program combines postdoc, tenure slots

U-M is collaborating with the University of California to attract faculty by offering up to nine postdoctoral fellowship spots that can lead to tenure-track faculty positions.

Courant says copyright lawsuit involving 
digitized books is ‘misguided and unnecessary’

University Librarian and Dean of Libraries Paul Courant says he was disappointed by what he called a “misguided and unnecessary” lawsuit filed this week by the Authors Guild and others seeking to stop digitization efforts of copyrighted material at the U-M Libraries.

U repeats high U.S. News & World Report ranking

The university continues to rank near the top in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best undergraduate colleges and universities. The 2011 rankings were released online Sept. 13 at

GoNorth! Initiative has lasting effect on North Campus

It was less than a year ago that an initiative was launched to promote and revitalize the North Campus experience. And while several events and changes still are in the works as part of the initiative, the effects of the effort already can be seen across North Campus.



Bill Austin, events assistant, Athletic Department facilities and operations, on reactions from people touring Michigan Stadium: “When I’m giving these tours, whether it’s young kids, adults or senior citizens, I like to see the enjoyment on their faces.”


Treeline: Mixed Media Painting by Robert Mullenix, through Oct. 10 in the Gifts of Art Gallery, University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.

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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.


Old school: U-M in History

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