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Week of August 15, 2011

Summer camps

Ken Broschart, (second from left) assistant Men’s Lacrosse coach, and Chris Cooper, a lacrosse coach with Michigan State University, guide a Michigan Lacrosse Camp session at Mitchell Field on North Campus. Over the summer, roughly 8,200 youths attend more than 200 academic and sports camps at U-M. Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services.

Students prepare for success at academic, sports camps

Some summer camps are about swimming in the daytime and roasting marshmallows at night. But at U-M, a growing number of summer camps give high school students an opportunity to get a head start learning about a field of study, and student athletes a chance to boost chances for success in their chosen sport.

President’s child care initiative meets major goals

In 2005 President Mary Sue Coleman launched the U-M Child Care Initiative with the goals of increasing child care capacity, broadening opportunities for infant and toddler care, and improving university’s child care facilities. That vision now is a reality with the consolidation of five Ann Arbor campus centers into three state-of-the-art children’s centers, providing U-M faculty, staff and students with flexible care options for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

safety sessions add more eyes, ears at U-M

Several hundred staff members soon could become extra eyes and ears for the police, and help co-workers be more diligent about safety in response to recent sexual assaults near campus.

New Web portal organizes continuing education

The university is launching a new Web portal this month that ties together continuing education offerings from units across campus.

What’s new for Open Enrollment

U-M faculty and staff will be able to see 2012 benefit plan rates on Wolverine Access as soon as Aug. 22.

U-M partnership to pioneer new study abroad program

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies has spearheaded a new study abroad opportunity in partnership with Lehigh University of Bethlehem, Pa., and Gadjah Mada University of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

New anticensorship scheme could make it impossible to block individual sites

A radical new approach to thwarting Internet censorship would essentially turn the whole Web into a proxy server, making it virtually impossible for a censoring government to block individual sites.



Mary Bagwell, laundry feeder folder, U-M Health System Laundry Services, on the key to great spaghetti: “You add a little bit of sugar or a little bit of mint to take out the bitterness.”


William Faulkner’s Artifacts of Authorship exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Special Collections Library

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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.


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