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Week of July 22, 2013

Art Fair returns

Visitors to the Ann Arbor Art Fair look at colorful sculptures at the intersection of William and Maynard streets. They were among more than 1,000 artists and a half-million art lovers who converged upon campus and downtown streets July 17-20 for the 54th annual Art Fair. Photo by Martin Vloet, Michigan Photography.

Regents approve clearer, simpler guidelines for granting in-state tuition

The Board of Regents voted 6-2 Thursday to approve changes in the guidelines for how students can qualify for in-state tuition. The changes take effect in January 2014.

Regents name nine Distinguished University Professors

Nine faculty members have received one of the university’s top honors as Distinguished University Professors.

Coleman to recognize Detroit interns at event

Mariama Nagbe started an empowerment dance program for at-risk youth in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood. She is among 200 U-M Detroit interns who have accepted President Mary Sue Coleman’s invitation to a 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception Tuesday, at the m@dison building, 1555 Broadway St., off of Grand Circus Park in Detroit. The purpose is to recognize the work of U-M interns in Detroit.

Michigan agrees to extend 
Beilein’s contract through 2018-19

U-M Director of Athletics Dave Brandon announced July 17 a contract extension that will keep John Beilein as the men’s basketball coach through the 2018-19 season. Beilein led the Wolverines to the national championship game this spring and to four NCAA Tournament appearances in the past five years.

Ross professor, course encourage students to be world changers

Ask Michael Gordon what he’s trying to accomplish by exposing undergraduates to an up-and-coming focus in business curriculum called social entrepreneurship and the answer probably will go something like this: “Each of us has the opportunity and potential to nudge the planet in the direction we want to see it move,” Gordon writes in his blog, profmichaelgordon.com.

Regents appoint advisory committee to assist with presidential search

The Board of Regents has appointed an advisory committee to assist with the search for the next president of the university. Regent Laurence B. Deitch, speaking on behalf of all of his colleagues, made the announcement at the start of the July 18 meeting on the Ann Arbor campus.

Added benefits coverage in 2014; co-pays increase

More U-M employees will receive greater university contributions toward health care next year, and their disability coverage will get a boost, according to University Human Resources, but co-pay increases also are needed.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Patrick Drone, theatrical properties master, University Productions, on his seasonal mechanic work at The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village: “The similarities between the theatrical world and the village are very close.”

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

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