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Week of September 7, 2010

In Brief

C.K. Prahalad memorial service set for Sept. 11

A memorial service is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 11 in the Blau Auditorium, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, for C.K. Prahalad, called one of the most beloved teachers and influential thinkers at U-M. He served as distinguished fellow at the William Davidson Institute, where he played an advisory role for the institute’s Base of the Pyramid research initiative. He was twice ranked as the world’s most influential business thinker, most recently in October 2009 by the “Thinkers 50” list of the top 50 management thought leaders in the world as published by consulting firm CrainerDearlove.

MbusinessLink earns award

The Business Engagement Center’s quarterly e-newsletter MbusinessLink recently received a bronze medal in the Web-Based or Electronic HTML External Audience Periodicals category from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as part of their 2010 Circle of Excellence Awards Program. CASE is one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational associations and serves professionals in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE membership includes 3,400 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 59 countries.

Regents meeting Sept. 16

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building. Public comments on agenda items will be taken prior to their consideration. Comments on nonagenda items will follow the regular business agenda. People with disabilities who need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at 734-764-3883. For more about regents meetings, go to

English classes for international families, students

The Northwood Community English Language Program is offering registration for classes for the families of international students, faculty and staff. Registration is taking place in the Northwood Community Center. Native speakers of English are invited to volunteer to aid teaching. For more information call 734-764-9998, e-mail or go to

League top pick for wedding parties

University Unions announces that the Michigan League has been selected as a 2010 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot Michigan magazine and on The selection is based on newlyweds reviews of their experiences. Both the Michigan League and Michigan Union are favorite venue choices for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers.



Linh Nguyen, program manager, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Intercultural Development, on attending her first spoken word poetry event: “It was just the passion they had talking about identity issues, plus it was an art form I had never been exposed to.”