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Monday, April 9, 2012

School of Art & Design students Payal Doshi (left), Cara Phelps and Stephanie O'Neil knit banners that were placed outside of Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library as part of a "yarn bomb" art installation. Students installed 10,000 square inches of colorful, hand-knitted banners in the project designed to display humanity and handiwork. Click the photo to read more about the display created for a class taught by Roland Graf, assistant professor of art and design. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

Broadcaster and alumnus Mike Wallace dies at age 93
Radio and television journalist and U-M alumnus Mike Wallace died on Saturday. He was 93 years old. Wallace's stature as a broadcast journalism icon was rooted in his more than 40 years with the CBS News program "60 Minutes." An enthusiastic and generous supporter of the university, he was a leading contributor to the Knight-Wallace Fellows, a U-M program for mid-career journalists from the United States and abroad.

What my startup did last semester: TechArb Spring Showcase
In one of the largest entrepreneurial events of the year on U-M’s campus, more than 50 student-founded startups will pitch their ideas to potential investors and report on the their progress at the TechArb Spring Showcase. The event Friday will highlight the record 23 companies that shared space in the TechArb business accelerator this session.

M+Box accounts now available for faculty and staff at Ann Arbor campus
M+Box, U-M’s enterprise version of Box, a commercial data storage solution, is now available to Ann Arbor faculty and staff. U-M is the first university to officially introduce the service, which is a result of an agreement between Box and Internet2, a consortium of leading U.S. research and educational organizations.

This week in the University Record
• Research: Stem cell injections in Lou Gehrig’s disease can be given safely
• Groundbreaking programs prepare next UM-Flint leadership
• Old School: U-M in History — Playwright, alumnus Arthur Miller examines plans for theatre in his name
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Stitching a global network
Alumnus Justin Golden learned the true Michigan difference after his graduation from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In an attempt to broaden his business outreach, Golden contacted U-M’s extensive alumni network and journeyed to eight countries over eight months to meet with roughly 50 U-M graduates around the world to explore entrepreneurial and investment opportunities.