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Week of September 3, 2013

Welcome to Michigan

As a new academic year begins, President Mary Sue Coleman and others welcome students, staff and faculty to campus in this video produced by Filmic:

Bentley collections growth draws researchers, donors

Letters from F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway join U-M’s 1817 original charter and the papers of Detroit auto magnates in the Bentley Historical Library’s collections, which continue to grow, setting in motion a curious dynamic. That’s because more historical collections draw more researchers, which in turn draw more donated collections. It’s a process that helps the Bentley fulfill its mission to collect important documentation on the history of both Michigan and U-M — and make it available to scholars and the public.

Bicentennial Class of 2017 encouraged to embrace U-M experience

President Mary Sue Coleman told Class of 2017 students and their parents at the New Student Convocation that they are U-M’s bicentennial class, marking 200 years of leadership and impact.

U-M’s Camp KinoMaage staff share their experiences

On Aug. 11, a dozen U-M staff, recent alumni, and student peer advisers gathered at the Center for Educational Outreach to get on the road to the U-M Biological Station at Douglas Lake. They had a long journey and a lot of work ahead, to prepare for the third annual Camp KinoMaage.

Giordani appointed faculty ombuds

Bruno J. Giordani, professor of psychiatry, neurology and psychology, and chief psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed faculty ombuds effective Sept. 1.

East Quad, Law Quad renovations spark excitement

Residential College faculty getting their first look at the East Quad renovation project being completed this summer say that, generally, the upgrades will inspire faculty and students and spark collaboration.

Employees, spouses can win $500 by participating in healthy programs

Getting and staying on a healthier track can be a challenge in the fall. To help, MHealthy is offering extra motivation in the form of its November Grand Prize Drawing. Six people who participate in one or more eligible health and well-being activities between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31 will be randomly selected to receive a $500 American Express gift card.

University implements new policy regarding student sexual misconduct

After an extensive, campuswide development and review process, the university is starting the academic year under a new policy that makes a clear statement that sexual misconduct “will not be tolerated at the University of Michigan and is expressly prohibited.”



Erik Kreps, financial specialist senior, Institute for Social Research, on remaining positive: “In virtually any situation we can find something to complain about and something to be grateful for — which are we going to choose?”


Annual Employee Art Exhibition, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through Oct. 7, Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1.

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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