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Week of April 15, 2013

Creative Process

Stephen Rush, professor of performing arts technology, speaks with Angel Ting, a junior from Malaysia majoring in international studies, about her course project in an interdisciplinary Creative Process class that helps undergraduates tap into their creativity. Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography.

UROP marks 25 years of exposing undergrads 
to research

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program is celebrating 25 years of helping undergraduates “discover the world of research” by working with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research scientists.

The place where magic happens

Creativity is the life force behind great art, music and literature, and also guides innovation and advancement across academic fields. In a course titled Creative Process, a team of interdisciplinary faculty help undergraduates from many fields of study tap into their creativity.

Landscape chemical reductions planned for ‘normal’ spring

Last year grounds crews were cutting grass a full month ahead of schedule during record-setting warm temperatures. This year the change of seasons basically is back to normal as grounds crews focus on meeting a goal of reducing landscape chemical use by 40 percent by 2025.

Two professors named Guggenheim fellows

For their distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment, U-M faculty members Elizabeth Anderson and Scott Page have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for their research.

Crowd welcomes basketball team home

Grateful fans of the U-M men's basketball team filed into Crisler Center on April 9 to welcome home the Wolverine players and coaches, 16 hours after the team fell just short of winning a national basketball championship.

Art & Design celebrates Stamps’ gift with naming festivities

The U-M Fanfare Band, banners, giant puppet heads, a jazz quartet, cookies and a five-tiered "art" cake all were part of the uniquely creative celebration April 4-5 to celebrate the formal naming of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

New software reduces interference of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee

New software being developed at U-M works like a stoplight to control digital traffic and dramatically reduce interference among a growing number of wireless devices.



Karen Simpson, student financial assistant, Student Financial Services, on the increase in technology in her 35 years at U-M: “When I first came here we were typing student checks on typewriters. Now, everything is very modernized, very streamlined.”


“Crazy for You,” 7:30 p.m. April 18, 8 p.m. April 19-20 and 2 p.m. April 21, Power Center for the Performing Arts.

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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