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Week of October 1, 2012

Baits reopening

Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper and U-M student and resident adviser Briana Dumond cut the ceremonial ribbon during a celebration marking the renovation of Vera B. Baits Houses II. The open house and barbecue took place Sept. 27, and also featured tours of the North Campus student housing complex, which underwent remodeling and upgrades over the summer as part of the university’s Residential Life Initiatives. Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography.

Receive up to $5,000 grant to solve ergonomic issues in the workplace

MHealthy is accepting applications for its annual ergonomics grants program. University departments or units in need of financial help to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues can receive up to $5,000 to implement solutions that make the work environment safer.

State of the Book celebrates the creative economy

Gloomy though Michigan’s economy may be, the state’s creative economy is thriving. That epiphany came to Jeremiah Chamberlin earlier this year, as he reflected on President Obama’s State of the Union address. It sparked the creation of the like-titled State of the Book symposium. It opens at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rackham Auditorium.

Symposium honors former information, engineering dean

When Dan Atkins calls a few of his friends together for a free, public symposium at U-M, it’s not your ordinary guest list. The Oct. 8 Daniel Atkins Symposium, which honors the former dean of both the College of Engineering and the School of Information, is a reflection of his ongoing, 40-year career at U-M.

50 years of caring: ULAM and U-M’s lab animals

“We love animals, and we love people, and that’s why we do the job we do.” That short and simple sentiment says it all about the men and women responsible for the care of most of U-M’s laboratory animals.

Search committee named for university librarian

Provost Phil Hanlon has named a search committee for the next university librarian.

Planet Blue Operations Team continues to help decrease energy use

The university continues to make progress to reduce energy consumption and boost recycling on campus as a result of ongoing efforts by the Planet Blue Operations Team.

U-M’s United Way campaign shows continued commitment

Today marks the launch of the 2012 U-M United Way Charitable Giving Campaign.



Mark Tucker, the Lloyd Hall Scholars’ Program art director and FestiFools founder, on a memorable classroom moment: "When a student confided he was colorblind — several weeks into a painting course."


Ann Arbor Korean Independent Film Festival presents “Poongsan,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Edward Henry Kraus Building (Natural Science) 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

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