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Posted 5/2/06
Amanpour to Class of '06:
It's now 'cool' to be a citizen of our world

CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour encouraged the Class of 2006 to “do well for yourselves and your families, but to consider also doing good for your communities, your countries and for our world.” Speaking April 29 during Spring Commencement at Michigan Stadium, she told graduates to “go ahead and take a chance and if you ever fall, pick yourselves up, dust yourself off and get going again.” Video and transcripts of addresses by Amanpour and President Mary Sue Coleman are available at See the May 8 Record for complete Commencement coverage.

Active U campaign
Active staff energizes
first fitness challenge

The Active U campaign Feb. 7-April 3 to encourage staff to increase physical activity for better health, which also raised money for charity, turned out to be more successful than planned, organizers said. More>

Munson named dean
of College of Engineering

David C. Munson Jr., professor and chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, has been selected as the new dean of the College of Engineering. His appointment as the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering will be effective July 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents. More>

U-M faculty elected to 2006
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three LSA professors have been elected fellows by the American Academy of Arts (AAAS) and Sciences. Judith Irvine, professor of anthropology; Richard Janko, the Gerald F Else Collegiate Professor of Classical Studies, and professor and chair of the Department of Classical Studies; and Robert Lazarsfeld, professor of mathematics, are among 175 fellows and 20 foreign honorary members named this week. More>

Baxter: No winners or losers
in practice of writing

Author Charles Baxter has attended a remarkable number of Hopwood Award ceremonies—nearly 30, by his recollection, between 1974-2003. Attendance is one thing, but delivering the keynote lecture is another. More>

Posted 4/24/06
Ford School to offer undergrad degree

A new undergraduate program will enable students to earn a bachelor's degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The program was approved by the Board of Regents in December and this month received final approval by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan. More>

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