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Week of February 4, 2013

Rec Sports turns 100

Patrons of the Department of Recreational Sports are asked to share stories of their Rec Sports participation online, as the department celebrates its 100th anniversary. there are 5,000-6,000 visits to Rec Sports facilities daily during the academic year. Photo courtesy Department of Recreational Sports.

Martha Pollack selected as next provost

Martha E. Pollack, who has served since 2010 as the vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, was selected Jan. 30 by President Mary Sue Coleman as the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

U-M highlights sustainability achievements in multimedia report

U-M shows immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, according to a new report designed to track and measure progress.

Research offers insight into U-M student attitudes about eating and body image

Preliminary findings from a campus survey on attitudes and behaviors around eating, dieting, weight control, exercise and body image, found U-M students diet regularly, dislike their bodies, fear gaining weight and seldom seek help for eating disorders.

Exhibition explores many perspectives of race; opens Feb. 9

Throughout history, racial and ethnic differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. Yet those differences also have been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The many perspectives of “race” are at the heart of “Race: Are we so different?” developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Award-winning Arctic photographer presents program

Florian Schulz is a wildlife photographer behind the book “To The Arctic,” the official companion book to the IMAX film of the same name. Schulz will give a multimedia presentation of his work at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in the Dana Building, Room 1040. It will include his photos, stories and video from the Arctic.

Associate university librarian named

Jane Blumenthal, director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library since 2006, has been promoted to associate university librarian. 

Many heterosexual college males say ‘That’s so gay,’ but why?

“That’s so gay” is a popular expression on campuses nationwide among heterosexual students, especially young men. But why do they say it? A new U-M study sheds light on this question.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Heidi Kumao, an associate professor of art at the Stamps School of Art & Design, on what she can’t live without: “A camera. As an artist, it’s my tool for looking at the world in a creative and open way.” 

EVENTS

“From Aristotle to O’Neill: Western Influence on Cao Yu,” 4 p.m. Feb. 8, North Campus Research Complex, Building 18 dining hall.

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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

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