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Week of October 7, 2013

Solar car competition

The 2013 U-M solar car, Generation, makes the best of new regulations that require four wheels and a more upright driver. The vehicle currently is competing against 25 others from across the globe in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. Photo by Pavan Naik.

Faculty members honored for scholarship, service

Twenty-five faculty members are being recognized Thursday for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities.

U-M professor earns Innovator Award

Our bodies do a lot more than dream during sleep, and some of the changes that happen in the brain influence our ability to form long-term memories.

New committee to suggest changes to retirement savings, retiree health benefits

University leaders have appointed a faculty-led committee to propose ways to reduce the cost of U-M’s retirement savings plan.

U-M solar car: Reliable, in the race

The 2013 U-M solar car, Generation, is competing this week against 25 others from across the globe in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

U-M offers depression screenings Thursday

Depression affects approximately one in 10 adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Greden to receive 2013 James T. Neubacher Award

The university’s Council for Disability Concerns has announced that Dr. John F. Greden will receive the 2013 James T. Neubacher Award.

Search for new UM-Flint chancellor underway

The search for the next University of Michigan-Flint chancellor is now fully underway. Applications are being accepted and email nominations are encouraged at



Jeff Ringenberg, lecturer IV for the Computer Science Engineering Division of the College of Engineering, on what inspires him: “Innovation and the pace of technology — the next new thing is always right there.”

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

The Doors at Homecoming