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Friday, April 8, 2011

M. Kent Jennings, professor emeritus and now a professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, greets Anne Barnes, wife of Professor Emeritus Samuel Barnes, background. They were at a reception Thursday preceding the 2011 Miller Converse Lecture at the Institute for Social Research. The lecture, part of the centennial celebration for the Department of Political Science, attracted political science faculty and alumni from around the country. (Photo by Eva Menezes)

U-M faculty members awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for research
Five U-M faculty members can add the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to their list of honors and awards. They are among the 180 fellowships awarded Thursday for distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.

Wolverines to play for 10th NCAA hockey championship
U-M will go for its 10th NCAA men's hockey title after the Wolverines defeated North Dakota 2-0 in the Frozen Four semifinal game Thursday. The Wolverines will take on Minnesota-Duluth at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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The Michigan Difference

The legacy of Elder Sang-Yong Nam
Elder Sang-Yong Nam, who died March 29, arrived at U-M from Korea in 1964. He found few books about Korea in the U-M library and a lack of Korean art in the U-M Museum of Art. It became his dream to correct the disparity and make U-M a premier center for Korean studies. Over the years Elder Nam became the largest benefactor of the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the International Institute, pledging more than $4 million and making it one of the top programs in the country.