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Week of November 5, 2012

Presidential initiatives unveiled

President Mary Sue Coleman announces several initiatives at her annual Leadership Breakfast. Watch her Oct. 30 talkPhoto by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography. 

Coleman announces initiatives at Leadership Breakfast

President Mary Sue Coleman announced new key initiatives to boost performing arts education, Great Lakes sustainability efforts and health care policy research at her annual Leadership Breakfast Oct. 30 at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

U-M cancer center gets $28.4 million grant from NCI

The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Comprehensive Cancer Center a grant worth $28.4 million over five years. At the same time, the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was renewed.

New MHealthy programs help employees stay healthy during the upcoming season

Registration now is open for “’Tis the Season for MHealthy,” programs designed to help university faculty and staff stay healthy and maintain their peace of mind during this busy time of the year.

Bike Week will promote two-wheeled transportation

In a continued effort to make the Ann Arbor campus more bicycle-friendly, the university will host its first Bike Week, today (Nov. 5) through Friday.

OCS expands promotion of sustainability with certificate program

The Office of Campus Sustainability has launched Sustainable Workplace, a certificate program that assist offices in creating greener workplaces across campus through simple adjustments in employee behaviors and equipment settings.

Attitudes toward African Americans have worsened since 2008

This might not be a “post-racial” era after all. New research indicates that racial attitudes toward African Americans have worsened since the election of President Barack Obama.

U-M study finds partisan bias with monetary policy at Federal Reserve Bank

With the elections less than one week away, it is worth considering that the party of the president influences the policy behavior of the Federal Reserve Bank, according to a new U-M study.



Michael Turner, community outreach coordinator, Center for Educational Outreach, on being a musician: “The one thing that unifies people is music.”


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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.


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