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Week of October 29, 2012

Wallenberg honor

Maria Gunnoe, recipient of the 22nd Raoul Wallenberg Medal, delivers the Wallenberg Lecture at Rackham Auditorium. Gunnoe was given the medal Oct. 23 for humanitarian work fighting against environmentally devastating mountaintop-removal coal mining and valley fill operations in Appalachia. It honors Wallenberg, a 1935 graduate of the U-M College of Architecture who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews near the end of World War II. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.

Coleman to highlight new initiatives in talk

President Mary Sue Coleman will share plans and announcements that will shape the university in the upcoming months and years at her annual Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday.

University leads nation in Fulbrights

More Fulbright grants were awarded to students from U-M than from any other U.S. institution for the 2012-13 academic year — the sixth time in the past eight years the university has held the honor, officials said today (Oct. 29).

Enrollment and freshman applications continue to set records at U-M Ann Arbor in fall 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, enrollment at the Ann Arbor campus has set an all-time record with 43,426 students in fall 2012, according to the Office of the Registrar. That represents an increase of 710 students (1.7 percent), overall.

University surveying faculty, students, staff about sustainability

More than 4,000 U-M students and 1,500 faculty and staff members are being surveyed about sustainability issues this month as part of a groundbreaking, campuswide initiative called the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Project, a partnership led by the Graham Sustainability Institute and the Institute for Social Research.

Senate Assembly hosts regent candidates at forum

Candidates seeking two open seats on the Board of Regents presented their views on what the university needs in its next president and discussed how U-M should deal with ongoing financial challenges during a Senate Assembly forum Oct. 22.

VA health researchers tighten ties with U-M; group moving to NCRC

Research to improve the health of the nation’s veterans, and all Americans, will soon get a boost when a large team of researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System moves to the U-M campus.

New offerings draw attention to faculty and staff services

To draw interest and better serve faculty and staff, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program has announced four new educational programs. They were inspired by key concerns faculty and staff clients are telling counselors. 

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Sara Adlerstein, a research scientist at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, on her approach to teaching: "I try to bring scientific information to the students in the art school, and I try to encourage creativity when I teach courses in science."

EVENTS

“Conserving Antiquity” exhibit, presented Friday through Feb. 2 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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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

Stepping