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Week of June 6, 2011

Semester in Detroit collaboration

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit performers present the world premiere of the play “Northern Lights 1966” at the Detroit Institute of Arts. U-M Semester in Detroit students’ research was essential to the creation of the play, which is about a student walkout at Detroit's Northern High School. Photo by Ian Tadashi Moore.

SPG posted for campus smoking ban that takes 
effect July

In just less than a month the university will become a smoke-free campus. The newly posted Standard Practice Guide, 601.4, states the intent of the smoking ban that takes effect July 1, and details the restrictions.

Report: Information technology sector shows potential for state

The University Research Corridor released a new report June 2 that shows how the information and communication technology industry is a worthy educational investment, offers higher-paying jobs and has potential for more business growth in Michigan.

U-M doctor and research 
scientist wins state honor

Dr. Eva Feldman, professor of neurology and research scientist at the Medical School, has been named one of the Detroit News’ “Michiganians of the Year” for her work.

U-M revises trespass warning policy

A revised Department of Public Safety policy on trespass warnings includes a number of changes that more clearly will spell out the scope and the reason for the warnings. The policy also makes it clear that faculty, students and staff may be issued a trespass warning only in extenuating circumstances.

URC to launch Global Detroit International Student Retention Program


The New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan has awarded the University Research Corridor a three-year, $450,000 grant to launch the Global Detroit International Student Retention Program to retain international talent in the region.

Semester in Detroit students’ 
research supports historical play

In April 1966 students from Detroit’s Northern High School walked out of class over issues of disrespect, lack of educational resources and race, in an action that divided the community. But today the incident is bringing together history students — trained in research through U-M Semester in Detroit — with high school students who perform with Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.

Kids who bully are twice as likely to have sleep problems

Children who are bullies or have conduct problems at school are more likely to be sleepy during the day according to Medical School researchers.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Glenn Bugala, marketing coordinator, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, on his time doing theatre: “I’ve done over 100 shows, and I hope to do 100 more.”

EVENTS

Gifts of Art presents The Gratitude Steel Band, noon-1 p.m. June 16, University Hospital Courtyard

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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.

Features

Question of the Week

Do you plan on assisting in any way with the tornado-ravaged areas in the nation?
 

Old school: U-M in History

China’s first female college president