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Week of February 1, 2010

Record Update recap

These items ran in last week’s Record Update. To find specific issues of the Update, go to ur.umich.edu/update/archives.

MONDAY, Jan. 18

The U-M Student Sustainability Initiative recently earned the Student Entrepreneurship Award from oikos International, a global student organization focused on sustainable economics and management.

graham.umich.edu/top/newsentry/student_sustainability_initiative_earns_international_award

An accidental fire around 3 p.m. Jan. 24 displaced eight students living in Cross House of Baits II. There were no injuries.

police.umich.edu/?posting_id=113

TUESDAY, Jan. 19

A step-by-step video, introduced by President Mary Sue Coleman, explains how employees can participate in MHealthy’s new Rewards program.

www.hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/rewards/videos.html

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20

Dr. Sacha Montas, a resident in emergency medicine, is blogging from his mission to aid victims of the Haiti earthquake.

www.umhaitirelief.org/?p=234

In 2009 U-M again was the top employer in the region covering Washtenaw, Livingston and western Wayne counties, according to figures compiled by the Ann Arbor Business Review.

www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/100127/brtop10

PODCAST: As the debate continues over how to prosecute suspected terrorists, assistant professor of law Julian Davis Mortenson discusses the legal issues involved.

www.ns.umich.edu/podcast/audio.php?id=1194

THURSDAY, Jan. 21

While some students may want to spend their winter break helping victims of the Haiti earthquake, U-M officials and others say it’s too soon for student volunteers to travel to the island nation.

www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/100128/travel

U-M has moved up on the Kiplinger list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges 2009-10, advancing to 19th as a value to in-state students and 24th for out-of-state students.

www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/100128/kiplinger

FRIDAY, Jan. 22

U-M’s $6 billion endowment now is the sixth-largest among 842 U.S. colleges and universities surveyed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Commonfund.

http://www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/100129/endowment

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Teresa Herzog Mourad, on her favorite part of her job: “I am constantly inspired by changes people make in their alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors.”