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Week of May 6, 2013

Spring Commencement 2013

Graduates in caps and gowns make noise, join hands and improvise a dance move or two to celebrate Spring Commencement 2013. An estimated 50,000 graduates, friends and family members attended the ceremony at Michigan Stadium. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.


Dick Costolo received his U-M degree in computer science and went on to lead Twitter, but it was a lesson he learned performing improvisational comedy right fter college that formed the foundation of his address Saturday to graduates at Spring Commencement.

Inaugural Wallenberg Fellow to study conservation practice in Kenya

The first-ever $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship will be awarded to graduating Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy senior Zachary Petroni, for his plan to study conservation governance in Kenya.

Michigan Union to provide new food options during renovation

While the ground floor of the Michigan Union MUG food area is being renovated this summer, a variety of lunch and snack items will be available at the new Summer Selections food service area on the first floor.

MHealthy Rewards’ top performing university areas announced

The fifth year of MHealthy Rewards proved to be its biggest thus far, with more than 22,000 benefits-eligible faculty and staff participating, and nearly 80 schools, colleges and administrative areas achieving 50 percent or more participation.

AAAS selects Phil Hanlon, David Cohen in 2013 class of fellows

Provost Phil Hanlon and David Cohen, the John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Education, have been named fellows in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious society that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.

Michigan Road Scholars identify community-academic collaborations

The Michigan Road Scholars’ 14th annual five-day journey through Michigan begins today (May 6). Traveling highways and two-lane roads, the 2013 “seminar on wheels” will take 30 faculty and staff from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula, and Grand Rapids to Bay City.

Michigan Memorial Phoenix seed funding projects selected

One of the nation’s oldest organizations dedicated to beneficial use of atomic energy — the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project — has awarded four small grants to a new class of awardees.



John Megahan, scientific illustrator, graphic designer and Web developer, on his job: "My favorite kind of work is when I can do an illustration that brings in ideas from various aspects and seeing how they interact."


“Visions Of Serenity: Multi Media Group Show,” 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through June 10 at the Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Health Center South Lobby.

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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

Red Cross parade