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Week of January 11, 2010

Student exhibit: “Self Portrait”

“Self Portrait” by Andrea Judd, is among works presented in the K-12 Student Art Exhibition by Ann Arbor Public Schools 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1, through Feb. 8.

MLK programs include lectures, panels, films and music

The university’s 24th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium is drawing a nationally known journalist, award-winning filmmakers and other prominent communicators as it opens this week and continues through January.

SAPAC toolkit in national spotlight

A toolkit designed by the Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center (SAPAC) as a response to sexual assault and domestic violence has garnered national attention.

Brandon named athletic director

David Brandon has been named director of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its regularly scheduled Jan. 21 meeting.

U-M to partner in statewide teaching fellowship

The university is a partner in a new statewide fellowship program to prepare teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), as highlighted last week by President Barack Obama.

Report: U provides second-most jobs in metro Detroit

U-M now is metro Detroit’s second-largest employer behind Ford Motor Co., according to the Crain’s Detroit Business 2010 Book of Lists. A year ago, Crain’s listed the university fourth behind the Big Three automakers.

U-M spinoff secures $11M to finance ultrasound technology

U-M inventors have secured $11 million in financing to launch Ann Arbor-based HistoSonics Inc., which will develop a novel medical device that uses tightly focused ultrasound pulses to treat prostate disease.

Study explains why Graves’ disease also targets eye’s orbit

A cell type that causes significant scarring in lung disease appears to have a similar effect in Graves’ disease. The cells, called fibrocytes, are present at a higher than normal frequency in patients with Graves’ disease, according to a new study, the first to associate fibrocytes with this autoimmune disease.

 

SPOTLIGHT

Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, on her greatest passion: “Working to improve the physical and virtual accessibility to all of our community, regardless of individual physical or mental challenges.”

EVENTS

  • Arts & Bodies, Dec. 18-Jan. 15, 2010, Work•Detroit, 3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit
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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.