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Week of March 18, 2013

Race Card Project

Author and award-winning journalist Michele Norris discusses the Race Card Project with U-M freshman Nick Vaneck on the Diag. Norris came to U-M March 12 to meet with President Mary Sue Coleman and formally launch the project, which encourages people to submit their own six-word descriptions of race. Norris, perhaps best known as a National Public Radio guest host and special correspondent, also met with students, faculty and staff for the kick-off. Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography.

New solar car marks transition for nation’s top team

The name of U-M’s next solar car, which will be one step closer to resembling a real-world vehicle, is “Generation,” the U-M solar car team announced last week at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.

U-M Health System donates more than $360M in services

The U-M Health System provided nearly $362 million worth of hospital-based community benefits in fiscal year 2011, according to a new Michigan Health & Hospital Association report released last week.

Schreier selected as the 2013 Golden Apple Award recipient

Shelly Schreier, a lecturer IV in the Department of Psychology, LSA, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Golden Apple Award.

Going beyond the ‘Arab street’: U-M surveys opinions in the Middle East

There is serious need for a better understanding of the public's views in the Arab world, and through a partnership with Qatar University U-M is making a significant contribution to meeting this need.

U-M graduate schools continue to receive top rankings

The university continues to be recognized for its academic strength nationally in the latest rankings of graduate programs by U.S News & World Report. Among programs ranked each year in the "Best Graduate Schools" U-M maintained top-14 rankings in all five categories in the latest edition.

Entrepreneurship program's goal is more state tech startups

A new entrepreneurial training program for inventors in Michigan aims to fast-track technologies to market and boost the economic impact of research conducted in the state.

ITS announces winners for fall Mobile Apps Challenge

Innovative mobile phone apps — one that helps headache sufferers track pain and one that creates a virtual experience for reading text on ancient papyrus — took the top two places in the Fall 2012 Mobile Apps Challenge.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Matthew Stewart-Fulton, security officer for Housing Security and Safety Services, on medieval re-enactment: "It allows us to go out, explore, and have a lot of fun, but still let’s us go back to our indoor plumbing, our air conditioning, our dentists and our doctors."

EVENTS

“Off the Walls: Digital Pigment Ink Prints” by Judith Jacobs, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1, through April 8.

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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.

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