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Week of September 4, 2012

New Faculty Orientation

Predrag Klasnja, left, incoming assistant professor of information at the School of Information, speaks with John Vasquez, the academic program officer for academic initiatives at Rackham Graduate School, during New Faculty Orientation. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching hosted the event at Michigan Union. The gathering included an information fair and remarks by Provost Phil Hanlon and Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest. Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography.

This is Michigan

President Mary Sue Coleman, Coach Brady Hoke, Olympic gymnast Syque Caesar and others across campus welcome the new academic year in a video found here >

U.S. Health and Human Services, education leaders to announce at U-M an initiative to make college campuses tobacco free

More than a year after U-M became smoke free, the Ann Arbor campus will host an event during which leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will call upon all institutions of higher learning to adopt similar policies and make their campuses tobacco free.

Class of 2016 encouraged to do great things

The university community welcomes the arrival of incoming freshmen and the impact they will have on U-M and the world, President Mary Sue Coleman told them at the New Student Convocation Aug. 30.

Coleman to lead group on educational visit to Brazil

U-M scientists and scholars led by President Mary Sue Coleman will travel to Brazil Sept. 22-28 to strengthen research and academic collaboration with several leading universities and foundations.

Former CIA director to give Ford School’s Rosenthal Lecture

Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA director, will give the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy’s annual Rosenthal Lecture on Friday.

Justice Kagan to help dedicate Law School’s new South Hall

t has been almost 80 years since the Law School last dedicated a new academic building, but that’s set to change Friday as a cast of legal and U-M luminaries, highlighted by Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court, gathers to dedicate the new South Hall.

U-M installs water refill stations, 
supports use of reusable water bottles

Beginning this fall, students, faculty and staff can refill their reusable water bottles on campus at more than 100 drinking fountains equipped with a refill device. Additionally, all incoming first-year students will be given a reusable water bottle.



Shelie Miller, an assistant professor of natural resources and environment, School of Natural Resources and Environment, says her favorite campus spot is, "The arch that runs under Dennison."


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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

U-M hosts a legend