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Celebrations planned for presidential inauguration

Sixteen years ago Professor Toby Citrin and his then-13-year-old daughter Ana attended the Clinton presidential inauguration, where they and a diverse crowd shared a spirit of hope and excitement for the future. Citrin returned to the nation’s capital this weekend to watch from the National Mall as Barack Obama is sworn into office Jan. 20 as the country’s 44th president. More >

University leaders to address financial crisis during student forum

As the nation’s financial crisis continues, student leaders have organized a forum to address how students can cope with economic uncertainty. University leaders will answer questions about issues such as tuition, financial aid and the job market during “The Financial Crisis and You,” planned for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Rackham Amphitheatre. More >

U-M diabetes medication program concludes;
benefit extended for three years

An innovative University pilot program, called MHealthy: Focus on Diabetes, concluded at the end of 2008. The program allowed faculty, staff and dependents enrolled in the U-M Prescription Drug Plan who have any form of diabetes to receive some of their medications with no co-pays or reduced co-pays. More than 3,500 members participated. More >

Prize honors faculty innovation, creativity

Five U-M faculty members who develop the most original approaches to teaching will win a Teaching Innovation Prize of $5,000 each this year in a new program to honor and encourage creativity in the classroom. More >

MLK programs to include films, music, conversation

Lectures by civil rights leaders, Native American drumming, children's activities and a hip-hop summit are just a few of the activities planned as part of the 23rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, which opens on campus this week. More >

President Mary Sue Coleman highlights the 2009 Winter Semester in a New Year’s welcome video.
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