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Norgren remembered for advancing University’s financial health


Peggy Norgren’s relentless dedication and engaging personality will be remembered across campus and especially in Business & Finance for many years to come. Norgren, associate vice president for finance, died Aug. 4 at the age of 51.More >



Poverty expert to lead School of Social Work

Laura Lein, a poverty expert at the University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as dean of the School of Social Work, pending approval by the Board of Regents. More >



Statins may protect against memory loss

People at high risk for dementia who took cholesterol-lowering statins are half as likely to develop dementia as those who do not take statins, a new study shows. More >



Mechanic dies at Ross School construction site

An elevator mechanic working at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business new construction project was killed Aug. 4 after falling from the fifth level to the basement through the service elevator shaft. More >


When dating violence is witnessed, victims more likely to talk

Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to discuss it if a friend sees the incident, a new study finds. More >


Train like an Olympian: Fitness expert advises
how to get moving like the champs

The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics conjure up images of fantastically fit athletes from all over the world going for the gold. Although the United States is a sports-crazed nation, increasing obesity rates indicate that most Americans would rather be spectators than participants. More >


Students explore identity through Intergroup Dialogue

Adina Bodenstein first heard of Intergroup Dialogue as a sociology student two years ago at the University of California, San Diego. As part of her studies she was required to do a social justice project and taking a dialogue class was one way she could accomplish that. More >


U-M goes for gold in Beijing Olympics

Twenty-seven Wolverines will represent seven countries at the upcoming 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Also, an incoming College of Engineering student will represent the United States in September during the International Paralympic Games in Beijing. “This showing speaks to the commitment and hard work of these individuals, as well as to the global stature of our university,” President Mary Sue Coleman says. “We will be watching all of these members of the Michigan family and cheering them on.” More >


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