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Thursday, June 4, 2009

If a billiard ball had eyes this might be the view it would witness as a player prepares his game. Alan Wu, a student in LSA from Oak Park, racks the balls recently for a game at the Michigan Union’s Billiards and Games Room. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Photo Services)

Study finds smoking ban doesn't hurt bars or restaurants
While some in the hospitality industry are fighting state efforts to prohibit smoking in most public establishments, a new study by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy indicates such bans have not negatively affected revenues of restaurants and bars in other states. The impact on casino business is less clear.

VIDEO: What bankruptcy for GM means
As General Motors Corp. begins the process of restructuring under federal bankruptcy protection, Martin Zimmerman, Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration, discusses how this development will affect the automaker and the country.

Tips for choosing the correct athletic shoes
Summer weather means we’re all undertaking more outdoor activity, and often that involves sports that can be a real pain without proper footwear. Vahan Agbabian, a MedSport athletic training clinical specialist, offers tips and a video to help weekend athletes find the shoes that fit and work best.

The Michigan Difference

Giving back
Two Michigan engineering students have made a lasting impact on the university through philanthropy. After receiving a $50,000 gift from his parents, Inder Dhillon, right, created the Dhillon-Randhawa Family Educational Scholarship Fund at the College of Engineering. And after engineering graduate Jessica Lea Zembala died in 2003, her mother started the Jessica Lea Zembala Memorial Scholarship Fund in her memory.