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Week of June 24, 2013

Through the lens: George R. Swain

Hired as U-M’s first official photographer 100 years ago in 1913, George R. Swain rode the dusty back roads of the Middle East, Europe and Africa to document the work of U-M research expeditions. Back in Ann Arbor, he captured events, took photos to document the campus and to support lectures, and charmed readers with his expedition travels. Above,  a series of photos depicts the razing of the clock tower on Central Campus in July 1917. Photos by George R. Swain.

U-M tuition increase for coming year is smallest in nearly 30 years

The general fund budget approved June 20 by the Board of Regents contains the smallest in-state tuition increase in nearly 30 years and the largest-ever increase in financial aid.

U-M picks former State Police director to lead new division

Eddie L. Washington Jr., a former director of the Michigan State Police who has worked as a security consultant for U-M and Dow Chemical Co., has been selected as the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security.

Bertolini to serve as U-M Health System’s top attorney

An attorney with roots in Michigan and experience at an integrated health care system similar to U-M’s has been approved by the Board of Regents to be the next head of the U-M Health System’s legal office.

Michigan Radio celebrates anniversary at public event

In 65 years, Michigan Radio has established itself as the state’s most listened-to public radio service, as it helped pioneer a news and information format that draws more than 500,000 listeners each week across southern Michigan. The station will mark that milestone with a 65th Anniversary Party on June 29.

U-M, Shanghai Jiao Tong University fund joint energy, biomedical projects

As part of an ongoing collaboration, seven joint research teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have won funding for research projects that explore the potential of nanotechnology in energy and biomedical applications.

Windshield Tours promote understanding of the roots of infant mortality

An improvement in Genesee County, Michigan’s African American infant mortality rate can be attributed in part to a program that opened the eyes of many in the community to the challenges faced by African-American mothers, according to research led by a faculty member in the School of Public Health.

Return to Work helps staff find transitional work during recovery

Returning to work after an extended illness or injury can be challenging, but U-M staff members who have come back to work in transitional assignments say that the program fostered new skills and helped the healing process.



Pat Greeley, facilities manager, College of Pharmacy, on his job: “I really enjoy working with the students and I like being a part of their education.”


“Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930,” presented through Sept. 1 at the U-M Museum of Art.

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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.