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Week of April 11, 2011

Recycling limestone

School of Art & Design students Courtney Harring and Max Brake carve limestone collected from a Michigan Union construction project. The sculptures are on display through April 17 in the Michigan Union. Photo by Michael Rodemer.

Tappan’s Vision exhibit 
celebrates a president’s legacy

No president had more impact on the course of U-M, or did more to ensure success than Henry Tappan, says Francis Blouin, director of the Bentley Historical Library. Tappan’s contributions will be on display in the new semi-permanent exhibit Tappan’s Vision, presented as the Bentley Library celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Biodiversity improves 
water quality in streams through a division of labor

Biologically diverse streams are better at cleaning up pollutants than less rich waterways, and a U-M ecologist says he has uncovered the long-sought mechanism that explains why this is so.

Interactive system planned for Mott, women’s hospital

Patients at the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will have access to a new patient education, entertainment and interactive patient care tools system that will keep them and their families engaged and informed throughout their stay at the hospital.

Universitywide rollout of Concur wraps up on schedule

Every unit at the university now is using Concur, the institution’s travel and expense system for employees. The phased rollout to the university concluded in February when UM-Dearborn, UM-Flint and the remaining units in Ann Arbor began using the system.

Guggenheim Fellowships awarded to five faculty

Five U-M faculty members can add the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to their list of honors and awards.

Did Obama’s election kill the antiwar movement?

Since 2003 the antiwar movement in the United States has had much to protest with Americans fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya, but the movement — which has dropped off sharply the past two years — may be more anti-Republican than antiwar, a U-M researcher says.

Public works group names new transit center Project of the Year

The American Public Works Association Michigan chapter has given its Project of the Year award to the Central Campus Transit Center in the category of intergovernmental cooperation less than $5 million.



Gerald White, medical assistant, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes clinic, on mispronouncing a word in Mandarin during patient intake: “Usually you get a chuckle out of them because they know you’ve messed up. But they know you’re trying very hard and they appreciate what you’re trying to do.”


“Pyongyang,” multimedia installation by artist David Chung, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Institute for the Humanities.

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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

How has the increase in gas prices affected your vehicle use?

Old school: U-M in History

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