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Week of September 23, 2013

Habitat’s Michigan House

Max Zeitlin, an LSA junior and community relations co-chair for the U-M Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, works on the Michigan House, one of three Ypsilanti homes being renovated as part of a joint project with Dow Chemical Co. and Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. More than 30 U-M students from a wide variety of majors worked at the sites last week. Photo by Amanda Holdsworth, Busines Engagement Center.

Forum attendees: Strong credentials sought in next president

The U-M president who follows Mary Sue Coleman will need to inspire the university community to collaborate, inspire potential donors to give, and inspire legislators to increase support for an institution with a major role in rebuilding Michigan’s economy.

Annual research volume rises 4.3% to $1.33 billion

The total volume of University of Michigan research increased by 4.3 percent to a record $1.33 billion — an increase of $54.7 million — in fiscal year 2013, which closed June 30.

Research VP Stephen Forrest 
will return to faculty in January

Stephen R. Forrest, U-M’s vice president for research since 2006, will return to the research and teaching he loves when he rejoins the College of Engineering faculty in January.

University launches search for new police chief

As part of the evolution of the new Division of Public Safety and Security for the Ann Arbor campus, the university has launched a search for a new chief of police, announced Eddie Washington Jr., executive director of the division.

Regents approve schematic design for new graduate residence

Plans for the new Munger Graduate Residences took another step forward Sept. 19 as the Board of Regents approved the schematic design.

Regents approve School of Education renovation

The Board of Regents approved renovations to the 90-year-old School of Education building during its meeting Sept. 19. The $13.6 million renovation will upgrade approximately 8,300 square feet.

U-M shuttle service to connect Ann Arbor, Detroit

The U-M Detroit Center and Semester in Detroit Program Oct. 5 will launch a free Friday and Saturday shuttle service between Detroit and Ann Arbor, with the help of pilot funding by the Transforming Learning for the Third Century Fund.



Catie Newell, assistant professor of architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, on what she can’t live without: “My Airedale terrier, Tucker.”

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

Taking a break