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Friday, January 4, 2013

Detroit Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson, Jonas Gustavsson and Justin Abdelkader visit with KeJi Wu, a 7-year-old patient at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The trio and teammates Jimmy Howard, Cory Emmerton, Niklas Kronwall and Darren Helm stopped by the hospital Thursday to visit with patients and families. More photos at the U-M Health System's Facebook page. (Photo by Nicole Haley, UMHS)

Revamped Animal Diversity Web reaching millions worldwide 18 years after launch
Biologist Philip Myers and a few U-M colleagues created the Animal Diversity Web on the fledgling World Wide Web in 1995 because he couldn't find a textbook that contained the right mix of information he needed to teach a new animal diversity course for nonmajors. It has grown into one of the world's largest and most widely used natural history websites, and with a fresh new look it now has more graphics, new navigation tools that provide quicker access to information.

Mott Hospital affiliates with Sparrow Children's Center for specialized pediatric care
A new affiliation between Sparrow Children’s Center and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will provide children and families in the mid-Michigan area with expanded pediatric specialty care close to home. The recently announced agreement will promote collaboration between physicians at the two facilities.

App boosts accessibility of U-M Library’s Epistles of St. Paul papyrus
The U-M Library’s most famous papyrus, known to scholars as Papyrus 46 or P46, now is widely available in the form of an app for the iPhone and iPad. Users of “PictureIt: EP” can flip through high-resolution images of the third-century codex — the oldest known copy of the Letters of St. Paul — as they would through pages of a book.

The Michigan Difference

A conservator gives back
Cathleen Baker, a conservation librarian at the U-M Library, has established a new fellowship that gives students, practicing conservators, and researchers the opportunity to actively conserve materials from the library’s extensive collection. The first fellows in the program — Lauren Calcote and Aisha Wahab — currently are working at the library. “Conservators, whether they are associated with institutions or in private practice, are not usually in a financial position to leave their work temporarily to pursue a short-term project that will benefit the profession and our cultural heritage,” Baker says.