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Monday, November 7, 2011

Lauren Davies of Adrian uses oversized tweezers to remove handcuffs in a giant game of "Operation" during the public open house for U-M's new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital. Looking on are her father, David, and brother, Connor. Sunday's event drew huge crowds to check out the new facility. Click here to read more. (Photo by Steve Kuzma)

U-M Professional Nurse Council ratifies contract with UMHS
Members of the U-M Professional Nurse Council/Michigan Nurses Association have voted to approve a new contract with the U-M Health System. More than 4,000 U-M nurses are covered by the new three-year agreement. Among the highlights are a competitive wage program and a phasing in of changes in health insurance premium changes starting in 2013.

First Arab woman to win Nobel Peace Prize to speak at U-M
Yemeni human rights activist Tawakkul Karman, the first Arab woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, will discuss the role of women in the changes sweeping across the Middle East in a public lecture Nov. 14 at Rackham Auditorium. She will be the second Nobel Peace laureate to speak at U-M in the past month.

This week in the University Record
• U-M digital imaging initiative aims to make research more transparent
• Old School: U-M in History — Regents approve Program in the Environment in 2001
• Fowlkes to lead Animal Use and Care Program
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Bird in the hand
Brother and sister duo Andy and Emily Linn were appalled by Detroit's negative reputation, and wanted to contribute to the vibrancy, activity and rebirth of their home city. That’s why the two U-M graduates opened City Bird, which not only sells Detroit-themed merchandise but also helps Detroit-based artists display their work.