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Monday, February 4, 2013

Tim Manganello tosses his graduation cap at an event marking a $2 million gift from Manganello and the BorgWarner Foundation to fund the College of Engineering's first endowed department chair, for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Engineering Dean David Munson (left) surprised Manganello with the mock ceremony during last week's celebration because the executive chairman of BorgWarner Inc. didn't attend his 1972 commencement at U-M. (Photo by Joseph Xu, CoE Communications and Marketing)

BREAKING NEWS: Mott Children’s Hospital named to Parents magazine’s 10-best list
Parents magazine today announced its exclusive list of 10 Best Children's Hospitals, ranking C.S. Mott Children's Hospital eighth in the nation. Mott was the only Michigan hospital ranked in the top 10 list.

Rec Sports celebrates centennial with ‘Share Your Story’ and more
U-M made history 100 years ago by creating the first stand-alone university recreation sports department in the country. Now known as the Department of Recreational Sports, it marks its centennial this year with help from former and current patrons.

Undergrads develop learning apps for Singapore third-graders
The hair-raising roar of elephants, unexpectedly embedded in a Singapore third-grader's science report, heralds the early success of MyDesk, a learning applications program for smartphones that was developed at U-M by Elliot Soloway and his Learning Apps for Primary Education undergraduate class.

CRIME ALERT: Sexual assault
2 a.m., Feb.3, off-campus, 300 block of East Madison, west of Packard Avenue.

This week in The University Record
• Award-winning Arctic photographer presents program
• U-M student biologists use Diag trees to help solve gypsy moth mystery
• Many heterosexual college males say, 'That's so gay,' but why?
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on newspaper racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Real world politics
As mayor of Goudomp, Senegal, Abdoulaye Sadio contends with issues that are familiar to many elected officials: education, health, housing, energy, water and sanitation. But Sadio, who received his master's and doctoral degrees from the School of Public Health, also deals with problems that few mayors in the developed world have to confront, including high unemployment during Senegal's dry season and a 30-year rebellion that has stifled socioeconomic development in the region. He tells his story in the fall issue of the SPH magazine, Findings.