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Week of August 13, 2012

In Brief

New Faculty Orientation set for Aug. 29

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching will host a New Faculty Orientation from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Michigan League. The program will include remarks by Provost Phil Hanlon and Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest, an information fair and interactive sessions. For more information, contact Carolyn Parker at, call 734-763-0159, or go to

Applicants sought for CHRT fellowship

Starting Aug. 20, U-M researchers can begin applying for the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) Policy Fellowship at U-M. The fellowship joins selected health services researchers and state policy-makers over five months to learn from health care experts and each other about policy-making, health services research, and the intersection between the two. For more information, go to



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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