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Week of March 15, 2010

Invasive species removal

North Campus Woods Invasive Species Removal Conservation Program volunteers help remove buckthorn on the north island of Bursley Residence Hall. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 10, in the Duffield and Murfin area, North Campus, university staff in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health and Grounds Services will work with volunteers to remove invasive plant species, particularly buckthorn and honeysuckle. The program is dedicated to preserving the existing biodiversity and restoring the damaged ecosystems located near and on North Campus. To volunteer, sign up at Photo courtesy Occupational Safety & Environmental Health and Grounds Services.

The future meets the past: University marks 40th anniversary of Earth Day

A Teach-In about energy, mobility, food and the Great Lakes, an appearance by the president’s science adviser, an environmental fair on the Diag, and a forum addressing ethics, the environment, the economy and social justice are among the events planned to celebrate U-M’s role in launching the environmental movement 40 years ago.  

Card catalog sale draws dozens of fans

These days, iPhones, Xboxes and other high-tech gear get lots of attention. But last Monday, love for old-school, low-tech nostalgia ruled at U-M Property Disposition, as folks lined up to buy 114 wooden card catalogs removed from the U-M Library.

Intelligent machines topic of upcoming talk

Smart devices and products that improve safety and efficiency are becoming ubiquitous, and in A. Galip Ulsoy's upcoming Distinguished University Professor lecture he will discuss some of his contributions to this trend.

New time announced for U-M spring commencement 

U-M has moved the start time of the May 1 commencement to 11 a.m. — an hour later than previously planned — to allow the necessary time for all participants to get through added security that will be in place at Michigan Stadium.

Seven faculty members vie for three SACUA positions 

Seven faculty members have been nominated to fill three seats on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, which serves as the executive arm of the University Senate and the Senate Assembly. The election is March 22.

Center for Afroamerican and African Studies marks 40 years

The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies celebrates its 40th anniversary later this week with a three-day series of academic panels and remarks, and student and alumni discussions. And, true to the era of its birth, the celebration will begin and end with music.

Phishing attack aimed at university e-mail accounts

A new type of malicious e-mail attack has targeted university accounts, prompting a warning from Information and Technology Services officials who say the phishing incidents demonstrate how cyber-criminals are always looking for new ways to scam users.



Carrie Stefanski, right, marketing communications specialist, Information & Technology Services, on roller derby action: “I was able to get up quickly and rush to the front of the pack and knock down the opposing jammer. It was very satisfying.”

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.


Question of the Week

What tells you spring has arrived?

Old school: U-M in history

U-M Architecture: Newberry Hall, 434 S. State