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Week of June 25, 2012

In Brief

Eyeglass and hearing aid recycling

Taubman Health Sciences Library works with the Ann Arbor Lions Club to collect and recycle outdated eyeglasses and used hearing aids. They are cleaned, adjusted and disseminated to needy individuals in other countries. Place unwanted glasses/aids in the drop box just inside the library lobby, 1135 E. Catherine St., or wrap and send them in campus mail to Anna Schnitzer c/o Taubman Health Sciences Library, 48109-2038. Direct questions to schnitzr@umich.edu or 734-936-1402.

Findings Magazine honored in Circle of Excellence competition

The 2011 issues of Findings magazine, produced by the School of Public Health’s Office of Marketing and Communications, have won the gold award for Special Constituency Magazines in this year’s Circle of Excellence competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. A panel of experts selected Findings from 49 entries from university, college and professional school magazines.

Faculty donor creates endowment for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

A gift of $50,000 from Thomas Green, emeritus professor of law and history, and his wife Ruth, an artist, has created the first endowment for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, LSA. The interdisciplinary program gives students an opportunity to study with faculty in history, history of art, architecture, archaeology, literature, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religious studies and music. The endowment will support conferences, lectures, dissertation workshops, and research grants to graduate students. Green, a longtime participant in the program, says the gift recognizes “the talented and devoted faculty and students” in the program. Terrence J. McDonald, LSA dean, praised the gift for creating “a legacy in a field that has been a focus of Tom’s scholarship and service for more than four decades. Faculty support is an inspiring endorsement of the work of the university.”

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

James Wight, professor of civil and environmental engineering, on studying earthquake damage:  “We keep learning from nature."

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