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Week of September 10, 2012

Active U Autumn

Michelle Braun, multimedia designer for University Human Resources, and her husband Joe, a systems administrator at the Institute for Social Research, will join Active U Autumn to stay motivated this fall. When not hiking and canyoneering in Utah, they walk local park trails and practice climbing at a rock climbing gym. Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography.

Justice Kagan shares Supreme Court insights during Law School conversation

Topics ranged from whether public opinion and politics affect how justices function, to the impact of having three current female justices to the effect that oral arguments have on judicial decision-making.

EarthFest 2012: Party for the planet

One year after President Mary Sue Coleman announced major sustainability goals, students, faculty and staff will gather once again for the annual celebration for the planet at EarthFest.

Active U Autumn gets the university moving; registration opens Tuesday

Registration for this year’s Active U Autumn opens Tuesday. The fall version of MHealthy’s popular physical activity challenge saw more than 9,000 faculty, staff, students and retirees log more than 8 million activity minutes in just six weeks last year.

No-cost clinics set for university employees for 2012-13 flu season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent influenza is to receive a seasonal flu shot.

Hovey lecture: ‘Powder Keg: Where is Putin Taking Russia?’

Matthias Schepp, Moscow bureau chief for Der Spiegel, the Euro Zone’s most influential newsmagazine, and a 2005 alumnus of the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowships will deliver the 27th Graham Hovey Lecture “Powder Keg: Where is Putin Taking Russia?” The lecture highlights the benefits of sabbatical study at U-M for journalists at a mid-point in their careers.

Get tips and healthy food samples at free chef demonstration Wednesday

It’s a fact: eating healthy can help you feel better, have more energy and even handle stress better. It’s also one of the best ways to prevent and control health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and some forms of cancer.

U-M to host U.S. income gap debate

U-M will host a debate Tuesday about how unequal American society has become and what is the best way to close the income gap.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Kathy Goldberg, dietitian at MHealthy, on pursuing healthy foods: “I try to encourage people to visit farmers markets, even go to a grocery store that features organic food.”

EVENTS

“While the Cat was Away, the Ninth Annual A&D Staff Show,” noon-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at Work • Ann Arbor, 306 S. State.

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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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