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Week of August 13, 2012


Kate Hertler, right, presents her project on a international advancement plan for the School of Kinesiology to Nicole Adelman during the Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) at Palmer Commons. At the Aug. 3 event, interns exhibited what they accomplished, learned and developed during their three-month internships around the U-M development community and in Ann Arbor. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.

U-M featured on Chronicle’s 2012 best workplaces list

U-M is one of the best university workplaces in the United States, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2012 Great Colleges to Work For. The list was announced by the publication’s editors Aug. 6 and marked the fifth consecutive year the university has been recognized.

U-M chosen as one of handful of CDC injury centers

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected U-M to become one of its Injury Control Research Centers, a rare designation held by only 10 other institutions.

University Record to adopt CIC UM Events calendar

The University Record is adopting the Campus Information Centers (CIC) UM Events calendar, effective today (Aug. 13).

More than 100 gather to celebrate Mars Science Lab landing

The Mars Science Laboratory's unprecedented and precarious landing procedure unfolded as NASA engineers had designed, inspiring applause in crowd of more than 100 people gathered at a party hosted by the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Department and the Space Physics Research Lab.

University leaders invest in two Voices of the Staff programs

University leadership has made another financial investment in Voices of the Staff, also known as VOICES. The executive officers recently approved funding for two VOICES initiatives.

Kinney named new dental hygiene director at School of Dentistry

Janet Kinney, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene at the School of Dentistry, has been named the new director of the dental hygiene program, effective Sept. 1.

Predatory beetles eavesdrop on ants’ chemical conversations

Predatory beetles can detect the unique alarm signal released by ants that are under attack by parasitic flies, and the beetles use those overheard conversations to guide their search for safe egg-laying sites on coffee bushes.



Marti Towas, administrative assistant senior, Comprehensive Cancer Center, on learning to organize events: “Mostly you learn by doing and you learn how to make it better as you go along.”


“DNA and the Tree of Life” exhibit, through Oct. 19, Museum of Natural History rotunda.

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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.


Old school: U-M in History

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