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Week of April 8, 2013

Engaging globally

Dr. Sofia Merajver teaches a class on global health ethics, one of several presented through the Michigan International Seminars for Undergraduates. MISU is one of the U-M initiatives to promote global learning and engagement. Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography.

International seminars engage 
undergraduates in global concerns

Dr. Sofia Merajver’s class on global health ethics is among seven presented through LSA's Michigan International Seminars for Undergraduates. It is part of an effort to promote global learning and engagement.

Evocative exhibit, town hall foster conversation about race at U-M

A two-month-long campuswide project promoting a deeper, meaningful conversation about race, identity and diversity will culminate April 18 in an exhibit on the Diag and a town hall meeting hosted by journalist Michele Norris.

Chinnaiyan honored with Distinguished 
University Innovator Award for 2013

Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2013.

Annual e-waste recycling event set for April 25-27

Broken or unwanted electronics can be disposed of in an earth-friendly way at the free e-waste recycling event sponsored by U-M and Ann Arbor Public Schools, April 25-27.

U-M part of clinical trial to use adult cells to grow human bone

Preparations are under way for the first known human trial to use embryonic-like stem cells collected from adult cells to grow bone.

More offices seek Sustainable Workplace certification

Months after launching a program to transform offices into greener workplaces, the Office of Campus Sustainability is busy providing nearly 40 campus units with eco-friendly recommendations.

Record Lake Erie algae bloom may be sign of things to come

The largest harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie's recorded history likely was caused by factors expected to become more common due to climate change, making the 2011 algae bloom a likely harbinger of things to come, researchers say.



Dr. Huda Akil, co-director of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, on what she can’t live without: "As a human being, affection and love. As a scientist, reading and thinking."


“The Red Silk Thread,” 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 8 p.m. April 12, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps 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.


Old school: U-M in History

The Warrior Scholar