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Week of February 6, 2012

Korean studies grants

U-M’s Nam Center for Korean Studies recently has received gifts and grants of nearly $2.9 million that will create new opportunities for scholarship, research and community engagement. The endowments will strengthen programs promoting cultural, educational and international experiences. Above, undergraduate students Sun Hung Woo and Hye Seung Ryoo perform Sa-mool-nori during the Chuseok event, a Korean thanksgiving celebration. They are members of "Sinaboro," a Korean traditional drumming group at U-M. The October 2011 event was sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Photo courtesy Mitch Park. Photo courtesy Mitch Park.

Deadly Medicine exhibit recalls Nazi horror

The exhibit Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, presented through April 13 in the Taubman Health Sciences Library, illustrates how Nazi leadership enlisted people in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good to legitimize persecution, murder and ultimately genocide. The traveling exhibit is presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Expanding 
entrepreneurship at Michigan 
Engineering 
and beyond

This is the fifth year for the Michigan Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship, and it’s expected to be a pivotal one, as its dynamic, collaborative programs swell in popularity and help to shift the culture of the campus and community.

Symposium, panel celebrate Rackham centennial


Nearly 200 Rackham students will gather Feb. 16 to mark 100 years of the Graduate School by taking part in The Rackham Centennial Symposium: Michigan Graduate Students In The World.

Korean studies grants to support 
scholarship, research, cultural activities

U-M’s Nam Center for Korean Studies recently has received gifts and grants of nearly $2.9 million that will create new opportunities for scholarship, research and community engagement.

Faculty members honored for community service-learning work

Two faculty members recently were honored by Michigan Campus Compact for their dedication to community service-learning.

Prevention, resilience theme of 10th annual Depression on College Campuses conference

How can college students draw upon their own strengths, resilience and sense of social connectedness to help them maintain mental health and wellness? Researchers, students and U-M community members will discuss this question at the annual Depression on College Campuses Conference, held March 7-8. The conference — which is marking its 10th anniversary — features workshops and sessions focused on reframing the discussion about mental health on college campuses by emphasizing the importance of student strengths in preventing depression.

U-M United Way charitable campaign breaks record

U-M faculty and staff have pledged a record-setting amount to support health and human service needs in the Wash­tenaw County area. The recent U-M United Way campaign raised more than $1.3 million, which exceeded its goal.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Elizabeth James, program associate, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, on growing up in a family of storytellers: “Over time you realize there are many lessons woven into the tale. I’m honored to be continuing that tradition.

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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