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Week of August 12, 2013

Old school: U-M in History

World War II era parade

A student major and adjutant lead a military parade along State Street in August 1943.
— Courtesy Bentley Historical Library

This month in history (161 years ago)

The responsibility of electing the university’s first president fell to a newly elected board of regents: Michael A. Patterson of Tecumseh, Edward Shaw Moore of Three Rivers, James Kingsley of Ann Arbor, Elisha Ely of Allegan, Charles Henry Palmer of Romeo, Andrew Parsons of Corunna, William Upjohn of Hastings and Elon Farnsworth of Detroit. The regents worked on the selection until Aug. 12, 1852, when Henry Philip Tappan was elected. — From “The University of Michigan, An Encyclopedic Survey”

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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."


“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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