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Week of January 28, 2013

MLK Symposium

Children show finger puppets they made at the U-M Detroit Center as part of a workshop about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, conducted Jan. 21 by the Matrix Theatre, was one of various MLK Day activities across the university, including at UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn. Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography.

U-M history celebrated through new Web portal

History is the foundation of the university’s excellence, leadership and diversity, and it is celebrated like never before through the new U-M Heritage Project website, launched today at heritage.umich.edu.

Wallenberg exhibition tells the story of a remarkable life

An exhibit that tells the remarkable story of a young Swede and U-M graduate who saved tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust is coming to the Michigan Union.

Civil rights 
attorney urges continued work for justice

Morris Dees, who has successfully fought hate groups to protect civil rights in the United States, says the caustic political discourse of today would have been considered hate speech in the past. Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center  in 1971, presented the Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote address Jan. 21 to a crowd filling Hill Auditorium.

Chancellor outlines decade of growth at UM-Flint

Chancellor Ruth Person reviewed a decade of great progress on the UM-Flint campus, and outlined a vision for the future in a "state of the university" speech Jan. 23. She concluded her address with an announcement that she would step down in 2014, after a one-year extension of her five-year term as chancellor.

Search opened to applicants for campus security director

The development of a comprehensive Division of Public Safety and Security for the Ann Arbor campus takes a step forward this week as the search for the first executive director of the new division is opened to interested candidates.

Michigan Almanac tracks the numbers that define U-M

The Michigan Almanac, a systematic compilation of information about university operations, is being introduced as the “go-to” Web document for anyone interested in data about the university.

East Quad and North Quad to include new living experiences

University Housing is introducing two new living experiences for students in the fall of 2013.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Mary Kay Pauley, facilities coordinator, University Human Resources, on her “Kay’s Bears” project: “It gives me great pleasure to be able to create something that brings comfort to families.”

EVENTS

“The Birthday Party: Ceramic Sculpture” by Marcia Polenberg, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through Feb. 4, Gifts of Art Gallery, University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.

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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

Young Wallenberg