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Week of December 5, 2011

Historic marker replaced

Tilly Shames, associate director of Jewish campus organization Hillel, left, joins Helen Aminoff, a member of Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, and Hillel leader Miriam Goldberg, a Syracuse, N.Y., junior in the School of Education, at the new historic marker replacing a plaque found damaged in July. The marker commemorates the site of the first Jewish cemetery in Michigan. Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services.

Coleman leads U-M with innovative spirit


At a time when the university is launching a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and investing in university-based startup companies, President Mary Sue Coleman is taking center stage as a champion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Renewed activism focus of 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

The fresh contributions by activists throughout the world to ongoing equality, economic, political and civil rights struggles are a key focus of the 26th Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium opening in January.

Math student wins Marshall Scholarship 
to study in Britain


U-M senior Alex Carney is one of just 36 students in the United States to receive a prestigious 2012 Marshall Scholarship, which will enable him to study for two years in the United Kingdom.

Ross School to deliver Executive MBA program in Los Angeles

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business will offer its 20-month Executive MBA Program in Los Angeles beginning in August 2012. Applications will be accepted in January.

New historic marker placed at state’s first Jewish cemetery 


Jewish community leaders and U-M officials say they’re pleased following the successful replacement of a damaged historic marker that commemorates the site of the state’s first Jewish cemetery.

Mellon grant helps UMMA expand teaching and learning initiatives

The U-M Museum of Art has received a grant of $650,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support and expand a comprehensive initiative for collections-based teaching and learning.

Electronic version of W-2 available Jan. 6

2011 Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements will be available in January by one of two delivery methods. An electronic version will be available on Jan. 6 that will provide early access to information. Alternatively, hardcopy Forms W-2 are scheduled to be mailed in late January.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Jonathan Larson, student organizations supervisor, on volunteering: “I may not be able to give money but I can give sweat equity or my time.”

EVENTS

Stile Antico, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

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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.

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