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Week of April 29, 2013

2013 senior profiles

Rama Mwenesi, who is graduating with a degree in industrial and operations engineering, has worked to find ways to bring the Internet to off-the-grid parts of his home country, Kenya. His work included creating a new student group, E-MAGINE. Mwenesi is one of six graduating seniors profiled in this issue. Photo courtesy Rama Mwenesi.

Five honored for teaching innovations

Five U-M faculty projects that demonstrate fresh approaches to advance student learning will be recognized May 6, as winners of the fifth annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize. The recipients will be recognized on the opening day of Enriching Scholarship 2013.

Campuses, units to celebrate Spring Commencement

Twitter CEO and U-M alumnus Richard (Dick) Costolo will deliver the annual Spring Commencement address at 10 a.m. Saturday in Michigan Stadium. Read a wrap-up of commencement activities and information about attending.

Food operators selected for MUG in Michigan Union

When students return to campus in the fall, they will see a newly renovated MUG space on the ground floor of the Michigan Union with new and updated food vendors. Ahmo's Mediterranean Grill is coming to the Union, and Wendy's and Subway will return with expanded offerings. Panda Express also will remain on the lower-level MUG.

U-M collaborates on open access scientific journal

A new online journal born of a multi-institutional effort, which includes U-M, is set to tackle issues of sustainability on two fronts. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene will publish timely, scientifically sound, peer-reviewed articles, all free and open to the public, that address interactions between human and natural systems.

Officials remind campus about severe weather

Michigan is hit by an average of 16 tornados each year, usually between May and August, according to the National Weather Service. As the severe-weather season approaches, university officials would like to remind members of the campus community about important information to help plan for and respond to various weather situations.

U-M formalizing ties with affiliated external entities

U-M is taking steps to formalize its long-standing relationships with university-affiliated external entities that use U-M for services ranging from financial operations to staffing.

Angell Hall computing center to close for renovations

The Angell Hall computing site will be closed May 1-Sept. 3 for its first significant upgrade since opening in 1988. The $4.4 million renovation project will expand the computing site, provide new furniture, improve accessibility, refurbish computer classrooms and install a new raised flooring system.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Dona Kennedy, school recorder-evaluator in the School of Social Work, on what she learned by keeping animals: “I learned about care and responsibility through my parents and being exposed to animals for the majority of my life.”

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

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