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Week of November 12, 2012

Bike Week

Student Bike Ambassador Lindsey MacDonald (left) helps Lauren Beriont work on her bike at the new bike station next to the Central Campus Transit Center. The Bike Ambassadors provided assistance at the repair stand as part of Bike Week, a promotion to make the Ann Arbor campus more bicycle-friendly. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.

U-M’s Third Century Initiative: A call to action

The Third Century Initiative continues to pick up momentum to propel U-M as the world’s leading public university for the next 100 years, with several innovative programs under way and a call this week for proposals.

27th MLK Symposium honors ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

U-M’s 27th annual MLK Symposium, one of the top national observances of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will include Southern Poverty Law Center co-founder and chief trial counsel Morris Dees, King speechwriter Clarence B. Jones, and activist Angela Davis, known internationally for her work to combat oppression.

U-M researchers to study ‘food security’ across Michigan

Researchers at the School of Natural Resources and Environment are leading a five-year, $4 million study of disparities in access to healthy food across the state.

Bernstein, Diggs elected to Board of Regents; McCormack wins high court spot

Democrats Mark Bernstein and Shauna Ryder Diggs have been elected to fill two eight-year terms on the Board of Regents.

U-M ranked No. 8 in size of international student body

The university was ranked No. 8 nationally for the size of its international student body in 2011-12, according to a study showing foreign enrollments grew 5.7 percent nationwide to a record 764,495.

Crisler Center to host 
3rd-annual Army-Navy Wheelchair Basketball game

Typical cheers of “Go Blue!” in the Crisler Center will be replaced with chants of “Go Army!” and “Go Navy!” on Nov. 20, as two wheelchair basketball teams representing military veterans take to the court to raise awareness for those with disabilities and to celebrate veterans in the community.

Switch to township water will benefit Matthaei Botanical Gardens

For the first time since it was built in the early 1960s, Matthaei Botanical Gardens will connect to Ann Arbor Township water, providing a number of immediate environmental, economic, customer-service and palate-pleasing benefits.



U. Sean Vance, assistant professor of architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, on what inspires him: “The quality of space. The ability of emptiness to move us and inspire us.”

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.


Old school: U-M in History

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