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Week of April 1, 2013

Program on Intergroup Relations at 25

Facilitators in the Program on Intergroup Relations' CommonGround program engage in an icebreaker exercise. This year IGR is celebrating its 25th anniversary of developing students' knowledge and skills for living and working in multicultural societies. Photo by Laura Parkinson.

Model intergroup relations program celebrates 25 years

The Program on Intergroup Relations, the first such program in higher education to promote dialogue and understanding among diverse groups, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Entrepreneurship month under way at university

With the goal of getting more students "fired up" about entrepreneurship, 18 student organizations have come together to organize and celebrate the Month of Entrepreneurship at U-M.

Program to help train next generation of palliative care providers

U-M is investing in a program that aims to increase the number of palliative care physicians in Ann Arbor and beyond.

Staller, Holland elected to lead SACUA

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs has elected Karen Staller to chair the university's faculty governance system for the coming year. Rex Holland was elected vice chair.

New STEM scholarships provide critical assistance to Army cadets

A military science professor's effort to bring newly created STEM scholarships to U-M means some cadets can worry less about finances and focus more on their studies and ROTC.

U.S. Supreme Court 
to hear state case 
on affirmative action

The U.S. Supreme Court again will take up the issue of affirmative action in university admissions by agreeing to review a federal court's decision to overturn Michigan's voter-approved ban on the use of race in college admissions.

University exploring public-private partnership for parking operations

The university has retained Greenhill & Co. to complete an assessment of whether a public-private partnership arrangement for parking operations is of value for the Ann Arbor campus and U-M Health System.



Alicia Davis, senior prosthetist/orthotist, on cycling: “The women I rode with really pushed the idea that as a team you can pretty much achieve anything.”


“August: Osage County,” 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 11; 8 p.m. April 5, 6, 12 and 13; and 2 p.m. April 7 and 14, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

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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.


Old school: U-M in History

Dear Aunt Ruth