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Week of January 21, 2013

Innovative teaching

Nominations for the 2013 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prizes are due Feb. 4. Above, Engineering Professor Lola Eniola-Adefeso (right) explains how she encourages her students to experience "True Engineering" by teaching concepts to high school students. Her approach was a 2012 Teaching Innovation winner. Photo by Pam Fisher.

The present and future of teaching and learning at U-M

The stories of life-changing classroom experiences, inspiring faculty members, and students itching to roll up their sleeves and work on societal problems are the focus of a new series at U-M. Michigan’s World Class, worldclass.umich.edu, celebrates teaching and learning at U-M by telling stories of how schools and colleges and, more importantly, the faculty in them, are challenging today’s students in new ways.

Student group works to bring Angela Davis to Ann Arbor

Can a small group of students advocating for change really make things happen? One group of U-M students thinks so, and they hope to gather support for their cause by bringing Angela Davis to Ann Arbor for the 27th Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

RecycleMania 
returns to campus

U-M will compete with hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide in the battle to collect campus trash and recycled materials during RecycleMania 2013.

Redesigned Diversity website unveiled on Gateway

Today diversity has a renewed footprint on the Gateway — the university’s online “front door.” A click on “Diversity” in the Gateway’s Focus box will take you to the Diversity Matters at Michigan (DM@M) website, re-launched today with a comprehensive redesign — its first since it was created in 2007.

MHealthy Rewards gives employees $100 for healthy activities

Tomorrow (Jan. 22) MHealthy launches its two largest programs, Rewards 2013 and Active U. Faculty and staff can learn about their health and earn $50 by completing the annual health questionnaire, then earn another $50 for successfully completing Active U or other healthy activities.

Forty U-M students named Dow Sustainability Fellows

Forty master’s and professional degree students from eight schools and colleges at U-M are beginning the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, marking the first cohort of fellows in the $10 million program launched last spring.

SI student is first Wikipedian in Residence at presidential library

School of Information master’s student Michael Barera became the nation’s first Wikipedian in Residence at a presidential library when he recently began his internship at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library at U-M.

 

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Matthew Boulton, associate professor of epidemiology, preventive medicine, and health management and policy in the School of Public Health, and an associate professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, on what he can’t live without: “My family.”

EVENTS

“Claiming Citizenship, African Americans in New Deal Photography” exhibit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 22, Lane Hall Gallery.
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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

Original Michigan Union