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Week of August 12, 2013

Internship project showcase

LSA student Michael Sullivant, who interned this summer at the Life Sciences Institute working on brand management and developing strategic plans for the annual fund campaign, talks with Michelle Davis, a major gifts officer at LSI, during the Development Summer Internship Program Project Showcase. The Aug. 2 showcase at the Alumni Center gave students a chance to present the results of their three-month internships around the Ann Arbor and U-M development communities. Photo by Martin Vloet, Michigan Photography.

Last call for MCubed seed funding; an early success story

A few more research teams could receive $60,000 to jumpstart early-stage projects. All they have to do is ask for it. MCubed ends its final funding phase on Aug. 31 so each team has a full year to work on its project. The pilot phase of MCubed is slated to close in fall 2014.

Open enrollment for 2014 benefits includes long-term disability plan

Faculty and staff who want to enroll in the Expanded Long-Term Disability (LTD) plan or increase their coverage level can do so during this year’s Open Enrollment (Oct. 28-Nov. 8) without having to provide a health statement of insurability.

Advisory committee named for re-opened LSA dean search

Provost Martha Pollack has named a search advisory committee for the dean of LSA.

Portion of Main Street to close during football games

Four blocks of South Main Street along the west side of Michigan Stadium temporarily will be closed to through traffic during U-M home football games beginning Aug. 31.

Clements Library undergoing two-year transformation

Like the many books, collections of papers and historically significant artifacts that found a home inside its walls for the last 90 years, it’s now the William L. Clements Library’s turn to undergo the process of historical preservation.

U-M again rated one of the nation’s top university workplaces

For the sixth straight year, U-M has been rated as one of the nation’s top university workplaces in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual listing of “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is one of 97 universities included in this year’s list.

Tech Transfer’s Venture Center hires new director

Jack Miner, an experienced entrepreneur, venture creation expert and economic development specialist, has been named director of the Venture Center at U-M Tech Transfer.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Allan Stam, professor of political science, LSA, and director of the International Policy Center, on what he can't live without: "Family, close friends and music."

EVENTS

“Songs of the Birds: Airbrushed Acrylics” by Carol Hanna, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. beginning Aug. 19, University Hospital Gifts of Art Gallery, 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.

Features

Old school: U-M in History

World War II era parade