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Week of January 31, 2011

In Brief

Winners named in Mobile Apps Challenge

Apps that let people create digital copies of their event tickets, organize task lists, and meet people with shared interests through location-based social networking are among winners in the 2010 Michigan Mobile Apps Challenge, sponsored by Apple Inc., Google, Information and Technology Services, Computer Science and Engineering, and the Office of Technology Transfer. For a list of winners, more information and videos of the entries go to

Student Publications seeks new members

The Board for Student Publications is recruiting new members for three-year terms beginning in April. The board particularly is interested in recruiting members of the university community or the general public who are members of underrepresented groups and who have experience and expertise in journalism, law, finance or fundraising. To apply, contact Mark Bealafeld, student publications general manager, at 734-418-4115 ext. 1246, or by Feb. 14.

UMHS physicians named to Best Doctors list

The new 2011-12 Best Doctors in America list includes 433 U-M Health System physicians, up from 396 who were honored in the last listing two years ago. UMHS has more physicians recognized than any other health system in Michigan. The list is compiled by Boston-based Best Doctors Inc., and based on a survey of more than 46,000 physicians. To see the list of U-M doctors, go to

Prizes offered for ideas on sustainability

U-M graduate students with ideas to promote sustainability can enter the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge. Concepts should be interdisciplinary in nature, related to chemistry, energy conservation, climate change, product safety, public policy or other critical areas. Students or student teams with the top three entries will each be awarded $10,000. Three honorable mention entries will each receive $1,000. Apply online by March 5 at



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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