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Week of January 31, 2011

Service awards

James W. Craven, book conservator in the Conservation Lab at the Bentley Historical Library, has celebrated 61 years of service to U-M. He was among 1,300 staff members recently honored through the U-M Service Awards Program for reaching milestones of 10 years of service or more. For a complete list of all staff recognized for service milestones, go to

House Majority Leader Eric 
Cantor to speak

POSTPONED: A lecture scheduled for Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, House majority leader, will be rescheduled due to severe weather.

New enclosed and secured bicycle parking now available

Whether biking recreationally or commuting to work or class, cyclists will be able to take advantage of new enclosed and secured bicycle parking on Central Campus.

MHealthy health expos 
to offer health tips, giveaways

MHealthy will host its first “I Will Be MHealthy” expos, encouraging university faculty and staff to take a few minutes out of their day to get tips and advice on health and well-being topics. The expos will include free food tastings, chair massages, giveaways and an opportunity to support C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Four named Fulbright Scholars

Three U-M scholars from the Ann Arbor campus and one from UM-Dearborn have been awarded U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholar grants to conduct research abroad.

Resolved to quit smoking? Brain scans predict likely success

Brain scans showing neural reactions to pro-health messages can predict if you’ll keep that resolution to quit smoking more accurately than you yourself can. That’s according to a new study forthcoming in Health Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal.

University testing electronic textbooks in pilot program

Electronic textbooks are being tested at U-M with a pilot program in five courses this semester.

Fighting words: Violent political rhetoric fuels violent attitudes

Violent political rhetoric — whether politicians intend to or not — can enflame violent attitudes in many Americans, especially those predisposed to behave aggressively in daily life, according to new U-M research involving three studies.



Emily Manship, administrative assistant, Psychology Department, UM-Flint, on becoming a personal trainer: “I want to help people help themselves to feel good in their life.”


The Spirit of Chinese Brush exhibit by Christine (Yia-Shun) Yen, through Feb. 7, Gifts of Art Gallery, University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.

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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

Do you tune in to the Superbowl for the game or the ads?

Old school: U-M in History

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