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Week of September 13, 2010

Presidential open house

President Mary Sue Coleman greets students during her annual open house. Coleman on Sept. 7 opened the presidential residence on South University Street, giving hundreds of students an opportunity to chat with her and tour her home. Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services.

Special section highlights campus sustainability

Today the University Record presents a special section dedicated to sustainability at U-M. Story highlights include a preview of the upcoming EarthFest, a report on how U-M is reducing consumption, the new single-stream recycling program on campus and a look at students making a difference through a sustainability program in Kenya.

Student-built satellite set 
to launch in November

A 6.5-pound satellite is scheduled to become the first standalone spacecraft built by U-M students to go into orbit and perform a science mission.

Michigan Stadium concourse named after Martin

The upper concourse on the east side of the renovated Michigan Stadium has been named in honor of former Athletic Director Bill Martin.

Rosenthal lecturer applies lessons from Irish conflict to Middle East

Lord John Alderdice, whose expertise includes working with political conflict and terrorism not only in Ireland but in various other parts of the world, including the Middle East, will give today’s (Sept. 13) 2010 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture at 4 p.m. in Annenberg Auditorium at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Chest compressions first just as effective as immediate defibrillation

Chest compressions before defibrillation in patients with sudden cardiac arrest is equally successful as immediate treatment with an electrical defibrillator, according to a new study by the U-M Health System.

Comfort using cell phones could determine civic, political engagement

If you use your cell phone to talk about news of the day or to express opinions about issues, you are more likely to be civically and politically engaged, a new study says.

Defying the odds: Paralyzed patient weds long-time love

Vicky Wood and Mark Desy, a patient at U-M hospital, were married Sept. 8 in the U-M Hospital chapel. Desy, who was paralyzed in a June accident, continues treatment at the U-M Health System to stabilize his condition.



Stephen Kopera, instructional designer, Information and Technology Services, on the key to producing effective information videos for staff: “The key challenge is conveying the essence of the material.”


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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.


Question of the Week

Planet Blue now is the overarching theme for all sustainability efforts here at U-M. What are you doing to make a difference for the environment?

Old school: U-M in History

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