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Week of October 15, 2012

Alice Lloyd Hall celebration

From left, Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper, President Mary Sue Coleman, Residence Halls Association President Bailey Palladino, University Housing Director Linda Newman and Amanda Wenger, a resident adviser for the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, cheer after cutting a ceremonial ribbon at Alice Lloyd Hall. The Oct. 9 event celebrated renovations to the residence hall and the 50th anniversary of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography.

Faculty members honored for scholarship, service

Twenty-one faculty members are being recognized Tuesday for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities.

Three nominated for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

The Provost’s Council on Student Honors has selected three top scholars to represent the university in competition for the prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. The LSA students hail from such diverse disciplines as history, mathematics and computer science, and economics.

Federal judge dismisses Authors Guild lawsuit over HathiTrust

U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. has granted U-M’s motion for summary judgment in the Authors Guild lawsuit that sought to severely curtail the HathiTrust Digital Library initiative.

U-Michigan’s bold new research funding venture, MCubed, begins

A revolutionary research funding experiment began last week at U-M, allowing faculty members from every school and college to coalesce into teams of three to embark on visionary projects. The MCubed program, announced in May, will divvy up $15 million among 250 brand new, interdisciplinary pilot studies.

MHealthy Rewards top performing areas announced

More than 20,000 faculty and staff members participated in the MHealthy Rewards 2012 program, and 46 percent completed both the annual health questionnaire and a wellness screening. More than 45 schools, colleges and administrative areas achieved 50 percent or more completion.

National experts to explore Supreme Court, affirmative action in the 21st century

U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) will convene a panel of national experts Thursday in the Michigan Union’s Rogel Ballroom for meeting titled “The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action in the 21st Century: Michigan, Texas and Beyond.”

Uproar over recent job figures: Much
 ado about nothing?

The hullabaloo surrounding the recent release of the nation’s employment numbers was a bit overblown, a U-M economist says.



Christine Modey, lecturer with the Sweetland Center for Writing, on a memorable time in the classroom: "Any moment when I see an idea 'click' for a student."


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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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