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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A new $1 million lab in the basement of the Dana Building contains 150 flumes of Huron River water — essentially mini-versions of the river. In this video, Bradley Cardinale, assistant professor natural resources and environment and principal investigator of the flume project, explains how they allow researchers to study the environmental changes that affect freshwater habitats.

First hybrid buses arrive on Ann Arbor campus
The U-M Ann Arbor campus debuted its first diesel-electric hybrid bus this week. Three additional buses will be operational by mid-month and three more will be in service this fall. A battery system supplements their diesel engines, allowing for better fuel mileage and lower emissions.

ITS urges switch to Microsoft antivirus software before June
Computer users who run U-M's version of McAfee VirusScan on their personal Windows computers or on university-owned computers that they manage are being urged to switch to one of two Microsoft products before the university's McAfee license expires in June.

Publishing partnership releases six open access titles
Open Humanities Press and MPublishing have announced the publication of six open access books on critical theory, continental philosophy and cultural studies. The titles will be freely available as full-text HTML, as well as in paperback editions. In a unique collaboration, OHP and MPublishing are jointly releasing the books.

The Michigan Difference

For the good of South Sudan
As an emigrant of Sudan, law professor Laura Beny felt strongly about the issues facing the newly declared country of South Sudan. Since 2006 she has made yearly trips to conduct research and work on projects relating to advising the South Sudan government, as well as aiding local entrepreneurs in developing better marketing and distribution strategies in order to create more job opportunities.