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Week of October 24, 2011

Celebrate Invention

Celebrate Invention attracted an estimated 500 people to the Michigan League Ballroom to learn about U-M inventions, startup companies and their creators. The Oct. 19 reception also was intended to encourage networking among U-M inventors and with their partners in the community. Also at the event, Thomas Kinnear received the Ted Doan Award for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Kinnear is the Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of marketing at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business; and director of the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. Local entrepreneur Jeff Williams, the former CEO of HandyLab and Accuri, and current CEO of Tangent Medical and Life Magnetics, presented the award, which was created by President Mary Sue Coleman in 2005 to honor the late Ted Doan, a businessman and longtime donor to U-M. Photo by Peter Smith Photography.

U-M leads nation in Fulbright U.S. Student grants

U-M has 29 students receiving Fulbright grants for the 2011-12 academic year, topping the list of U.S. institutions for the fifth time in the past seven years.

Two from U-M elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine


Two health leaders from U-M have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the nation’s most prestigious body for professionals in health and medicine.

President Coleman to chair Association of American Universities

The Association of American Universities elected U-M President Mary Sue Coleman to a one-year term as its chair Oct. 18.

Ann Arbor overall 
enrollment, freshman applications at 
all-time high this fall

Enrollment on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus remains at record levels for the third consecutive year in fall 2011 with 42,716 students, according to the Office of the Registrar.

Institute for Human Adjustment series meets outreach goals

The Adjustment Matters Community Forum Series — one of several Institute for Human Adjustment programs designed to serve the university and the broader community — returns in November with a presentation on longevity and aging.

Attorney, disability advocate 
Bernstein to receive Neubacher Award

In recognition of his notable and sustained service and leadership as an advocate for disability issues, U-M alumnus Richard Bernstein has been chosen to receive the 2011 James T. Neubacher Award.

Prominent psychiatrist and ethicist to deliver annual Waggoner lecture

Medical residents face tremendous pressures during their professional development, enduring lengthy hours with little sleep as they work to meet the demands of clinical care, all while continuing to hone their skills and develop expertise in their chosen field.

 

SPOTLIGHT

Maj. Jonathan Liscombe, assistant professor of the Air Force Officer Education Program, on what inspires him: "People who sacrifice their well-being and wealth for others."

EVENTS

Audra McDonald, 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Hill Auditorium.

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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.

Features

Old school: U-M in History

Leading the class