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Week of April 5, 2010

Roman dig

Archaeologists, led by U-M’s Nicola Terrenato, professor of classical studies,unearthed a lead coffin buried 11 miles east of Rome, an exceedingly rare find for this region in this time period. Above, Gabii project field director Anna Gallone brushes dirt away from the lead-encased burial. Photo by Jeffrey Becker, managing director of the Gabii project, McMaster University.

U-M announces 
distribution plan for commencement tickets

University and Development Events has determined dates for distribution of tickets for Spring Commencement. President Barack Obama is the speaker for the 11 a.m. May 1 event in Michigan Stadium.

Royal Shakespeare Company gives voice to ‘Cardenio’

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) recently gave voice to Shakespeare’s tragicomic play “Cardenio” in the Residential College’s Keene Theater. This fourth collaboration between RSC and U-M was the first focused entirely on the creative process. By tapping many experts, resources and students throughout the university, three plays were brought closer to the stage.

University professor wins 
statewide teaching award

A storm-chasing professor whose teaching philosophy is “science is a contact sport” has received a statewide educational honor.

U-M, Chinese university jointly fund renewable energy, biomedical research projects

U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China last week launched two programs to jointly fund renewable energy and biomedical research projects involving investigators from both universities.

First university employees move to new NCRC

The first group of U-M employees moved into new permanent workspaces last week at the North Campus Research Complex, the former Pfizer property purchased by the university in June 2009.

Graduate student teams win Dow sustainability awards

The Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute has announced the winners of the 2010 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge, through which graduate students with the most innovative ideas for addressing the issue of sustainability receive $10,000 from The Dow Chemical Co.



Gerald Hoff, insurance representative, U-M Health System, on being a diversity advocate: “I don't recall a time or an age in my life when the treatment of others wasn't important to me.”

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.


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