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Week of January 17, 2011

Chillin’ on the Diag

Michael Gould (left), associate professor of music and associate professor at the Residential College, joins U-M alumni Billy Harrington and Jeremy Edwards to perform an ice percussion concert, “Chillin on the Diag,” as the kick off for the LSA Water Theme Semester. Instruments for the Jan. 12 concert were made from various sizes of ice. For more information go to Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services.

Football coach Hoke says it will be ‘always be about the team’

Brady Hoke fielded a lot of questions last week during a press conference introducing him as U-M’s new football coach. His answers contained the themes of accountability, character, toughness and — above all — team.

Nine university scientists, engineers named AAAS fellows

Nine U-M faculty members are among 503 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) who are honored for their distinguished efforts in advancing science, AAAS announced.

Halperin to address HIV prevention for gay men

David Halperin, the W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality, will present his DUP lecture “Are Homosexuals Still Sick?” at 4 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Rackham Ampitheatre.

Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize rewards faculty, benefits students

2011 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes of $5,000 will be presented to up to five faculty members this spring, with a current call for proposals due Jan. 27

Report: Campus growth up, energy use down

While U-M grew last year at a rapid 8-percent clip — including the campus’ largest physical expansion in 60 years — its aggressive sustainability efforts simultaneously have cut normalized energy use by 4 percent, water use by 3 percent and resulted in a decrease in per-person trash levels of nearly 5 percent, according to the institution’s Sustainability Annual Report.

Ceccanese to receive Johnson staff award

Praised for facilitating high-quality connections among U-M employees, Mary Ceccanese has been named the 2010 recipient of the Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence.

Stress, substance abuse linked to some fathers spanking their kids

Biological fathers are more likely to spank their children when they are unable to cope with stress from parenting or they use abuse alcohol and drugs, a new study indicates.



Meet Pieter Kleymeer, education manager, Open.Michigan, on owning a bike as a child: “Your world just expands when you have a bike.”


Ish Klein (above) and John Beer perform readings at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 20, U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium.

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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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