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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

From left, Don Liamini, Kimmy Homier and Crystal Borgman, members of the Voices of the Staff Benefits, Health & Well-Being team, join in a challenge on a climbing wall. The wall was one of several problem-solving and team-building exercises at the Voices of the Staff annual meeting recently. Read more about the Voices annual meeting Monday in the University Record. (Photo by Atisha Vaughan-Shaw, Human Resources IT Support Services)

Solar Car Team gears up to race in American Solar Challenge
In a solar-powered vehicle that reached 100 mph in testing, the U-M Solar Car Team is aiming for a third consecutive North American title. The team is in Cresson, Texas, this week testing the car in preparation for the 2010 American Solar Challenge, which begins Sunday.

Multicultural affairs assistant to chancellor named at UM-Dearborn
Ann Lampkin-Williams, currently associate professor and director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Madonna University, has been named assistant to the chancellor for multicultural affairs at the UM-Dearborn.

PODCAST: Pro sports as a global force
Andrei Markovitzs, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, discusses the societal impact of pro sports around the world. He says that heroes from a handful of major sports have served to enlighten and change society.

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Dental outreach to Kenya
Building on the Kenya Smiles initiative that launched in 2008, five School of Dentistry students went to the University of Nairobi earlier this year to provide oral health care and education. They examined hundreds of children and adolescents, and offered dental services in Kenyan villages.