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Week of November 19, 2012

Electric charging stations

Campus commuters now can plug in their electric vehicles at one of six new charging spaces on the Ann Arbor campus. The charging stations are available — at no cost — to faculty, staff and students with a valid parking permit. Read more about the charging stations.

Longest serving staff member turns a page

Involved since 1949 as a bookbinder and conservator at the university, Jim Craven also is considered the longest serving U-M staff member ever, with more than 63 years on the job. His work has earned praise and was even deemed worthy of a museum exhibition.

Exhibit shines a light on GLBTQ history

The new Bentley Historical Library exhibit “A Queer Timeline: 1846-2012” celebrates the gamut of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (GLBTQ) history — from the triumph of the human spirit prevailing over discrimination, to the campy fun people find in gender bending.

Gift to Clements Library to renew American history landmark

The Board of Regents on Nov. 15 approved a major renovation project to the William L. Clements Library. The renovation project is funded in large part by a $6 million donation from the Avenir Foundation.

Timothy Lynch named vice president, general counsel

Timothy G. Lynch, deputy general counsel for litigation and enforcement with the U.S. Department of Energy, has been named as the next vice president and general counsel of U-M.

Federal grant funds U-M effort to attract STEM students

The number and diversity of U-M students graduating with degrees in science, engineering and mathematics will increase significantly through a cross-campus effort funded by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

U-M’s North Campus Research Complex continues to grow

U-M will invest $17.5 million to further expand research space at its North Campus Research Complex, even as a new analysis shows that nearly 300 new jobs have already been created at the site in the three and a half years since it opened.

U- M students launch reusable takeout container program at University Club

Go Blue Box, a student-initiated reusable takeout container program, began its pilot phase at the University Club restaurant in the Michigan Union Nov. 5.



Jeremy Marra, staff athletic trainer in the Athletic Department, on his job: “We get to heal with our hands basically every day.”


The Dianne Reeves Quartet with special guest Raul Midon, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Hill Auditorium, presented by the University Musical Society.

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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.


Old school: U-M in History

Chinese Students Club, 1918