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Week of April 30, 2012

In Brief

Regents meeting May 17

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. May 17 in the Fairlane Center, UM-Dearborn. To offer public comment at the meeting, sign up in advance at 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

UM-Flint Engaged Campus of the Year

UM-Flint has been selected as the first recipient of the Engaged Campus of the Year Award presented by the Michigan Campus Compact. The award recognizes institutions of higher education for exemplary commitment to being an engaged campus. The group cited UM-Flint for its commitment to expand volunteering on campus and in the surrounding communities.

Free e-waste recycling

The Office of Campus Sustainability and the Ann Arbor Public Schools present free e-waste recycling events to offer earth-friendly electronics disposal. The general public event is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer High School. Enter from Main Street at the corner of West Stadium. The local business and nonprofit organizations event is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District office, 1819 S. Wagner Road. Registration at is encouraged but not required.

State Street closing

Starting April 30 the city of Ann Arbor will close the northbound lane of South State Street from Stimson Street to Granger Avenue. The closure until July 12 is associated with the replacement of East Stadium bridges over South State and the Ann Arbor Railroad. Motorists should follow the recommended detour route: northbound South State to eastbound Stimson Street, to northbound South Industrial Highway to eastbound East Stadium Boulevard, to northbound Packard Street to South State. Access to properties will be maintained during the work. For more information, go to

Coleman to present commencement address

President Mary Sue Coleman will serve as keynote speaker for a May 5 Spring Commencement ceremony at Eastern Kentucky University. Coleman, a native of Madison County, Ky., will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree. Three separate commencement ceremonies will recognize a total of 2,207 degree candidates.

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Krisztina Fehervary, assistant professor of anthropology, LSA, on her first visit as a child to Hungary: “Everything was so different and bizarre. It was just an upside-down world and I was fascinated with it.”


Center for Research on Learning and Teaching 50th Anniversary celebration opens with president’s panel, 9:30 a.m. May 4, Michigan Union Ballroom.

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