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Week of May 23, 2011

Opening Guns exhibit

The first Battle of Bull Run in July 1861, captured in this painting, is among items including correspondence from soldiers, generals, politicians and the public presented in the exhibit "Opening Guns: The First Year of Civil War." The collection will be shown through June 2 at the William L. Clements Library. Photo courtesy the William L. Clements Library.

Local businesses sought 
to display student murals

In Mark Tucker’s “Art in Public Places/Big Paintings” class, students aren’t limited by the size of a canvas. FestiFools founder Tucker, who led an art class in which students created murals in 2004-06, is bringing the mural project back this fall. He’s also seeking area businesses willing to display them.
 

Inaugural StaffWorks Technology Conference
 sparks collaborations

The first-ever StaffWorks Technology and Best Practices Conference drew top managers and staff members together to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business to share technology and process innovations already happening around the university.

Rudgers appointed VP for global communication

The Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Lisa Rudgers as vice president for global communications and strategic initiatives, effective June 1. The board approved the appointment at its meeting Thursday.

State board seeks input on education in Michigan

The state of education in Michigan is a topic many people are discussing these days, and members of the State Board of Education want to hear what is on the minds of citizens. U-M is one of five locations chosen for an upcoming forum series the board will hold over the next month to listen and to discuss education conditions, reforms and future direction.

New institute on health care policy, innovation planned at NCRC

A new health care policy institute — one that is expected to become one of the largest of its kind in the nation — will be established at the North Campus Research Complex.

Institute for the Humanities names fellows for 2011-12

The Institute for the Humanities has awarded fellowships to nine faculty and seven graduate students to support research projects they will pursue during 2011-12.

Regents approve 
resolution regarding GSRA organizing effort

The Board of Regents voted 6-2 Thursday to support the rights of graduate student research assistants (GSRAs) to choose whether to proceed toward a representation election.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Mike Ross, financial aid officer senior, Office of Financial Aid, on how training and preparation for sports competition positively impacts his approach to work: “It takes a lot of motivation and attention to detail to do my job well.”

EVENTS

“Reconstruction of an Antenna (as seen on TV)” from UMMA Projects: Amalia Pica, May 28-Sept. 18, U-M Museum of Art.
 

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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

Are gas prices affecting your travel plans?
 

Old school: U-M in History

Watching the river flow