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Week of January 14, 2013

Record Update Recap

These items ran in recent editions of the Record Update. To find specific issues of the Update, go to ur.umich.edu/update/archives.

 

MONDAY, Dec. 17

Winter Commencement speaker Dr. Raynard Kington urges graduates to be ‘curious and adaptable and persistent.’

❚ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/121217/commencement

College of Engineering Dean David Munson delivers a rappin’ review of initiatives under way at the College of Engineering.

❚ youtu.be/11gEh8-3JFc

 

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19

The use of most illicit drugs among teenagers either is holding steady from last year or showing some modest declines, according to the 2012 Monitoring the Future study.

❚ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/121219/mtfmain

An affiliation between Sparrow Children’s Center and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will provide children and families in the mid-Michigan area with expanded pediatric specialty care close to home.

❚ www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201212/cs-mott-children’s-hospital-affiliates-sparrow-children’s

 

THURSDAY, Jan. 3

Congressional action to address the “fiscal cliff” has some positive news for universities, including U-M, its employees and students.

❚ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/130103/congress

 

MONDAY, Jan. 7

As of Jan. 1, the Social Security tax rate returned to 6.2 percent on the first $113,700 of wages earned, meaning more will withheld from employees’ paychecks.

❚ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/130107/fica

 

THURSDAY, Jan 10

Researchers, policymakers and advocates gathered at U-M to imagine possible futures for the Great Lakes and to begin charting a course to protect and restore them.

❚ www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/130110/lakes

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