Michigan Radio has been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists with two Salute to Excellence Awards. The first was for “Infant Mortality in Michigan.” Produced by Jennifer Guerra, it examined the disparity in race and infant mortality rates. It is part of Michigan Radio’s State of Opportunity project, funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The second was for “Idlewild, the Black Eden, celebrates 100 years.” Produced by Michigan Radio’s Kate Wells, it examined the western Michigan city’s heyday as a summer haven for African Americans from the 1920s-’60s, and hopes of resurgence. Funding was from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching conduct a New Faculty Orientation from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Michigan League Ballroom. The program will include remarks by Provost Martha Pollack, information about support for faculty research and teaching, and interactive sessions for faculty to share experiences and strategize about good teaching. An Information Fair is scheduled for 11:45-12:30 a.m., with representatives from key university offices providing materials and answering questions. For more information, email Carolyn Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 734-763-0159, or go to www.crlt.umich.edu/faculty/facorientation.php.
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.