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Week of October 4, 2010

Banned Books Week

Emily Hamstra reads from “The Catcher in the Rye” as part of MLibrary’s Read-Out celebrating Banned Books Week. The Sept. 29 event on the steps of the Hatcher Graduate Library featured people reading from their favorite banned books as a way to draw attention to the freedom people have to choose what they want to read. Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services.

U-M creates state’s first line of human embryonic stem cells

U-M researchers have created the state’s first human embryonic stem cell line, achieving a long-sought goal that provides the foundation for future efforts to develop innovative disease treatments.

Peace Corps special section

The University Record celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, which has its roots at U-M. Highlights include a look back on John F. Kennedy's historic speech, U-M alumni and employees in the Peace Corps, Ghanaian drum performances and a calendar of campuswide events.

Political science celebrates 100 years at U-M

As it celebrates its centennial, the Department of Political Science will place greater emphasis on improving the undergraduate experience through new research opportunities, internships and access to outstanding faculty, the department chair says.

Faculty members honored for scholarship, service

Twenty-four faculty members will be recognized for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities Tuesday in Rackham Assembly Hall.

Coleman, others voice support for MSA president


President Mary Sue Coleman released a statement last week underscoring the university community’s support for Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong.

U-M first in research spending at public universities

The university ranks first in research and development spending among the nation’s public universities and colleges, according to the latest rankings from the National Science Foundation.

Kresge Institute, Saturday Morning Physics team up

As the Kresge Hearing Research Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Saturday Morning Physics lecture series will feature four talks related to hearing loss, in addition to other topics.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Greg Linderman, Allied Health technical coordinator, U-M Med Equip on job satisfaction:“It’s just amazing how we give these people freedom of mobility.”

EVENTS

“Pentecost,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14: 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9 and 15-16; and 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17, Walgreen Drama Center, Arthur Miller Theatre.

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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

If you joined the Peace Corps, what skill would you bring and to which country?

Old school: U-M in History

October dance