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News for Faculty and Staff

April 16, 2014

Energy efficiency

Five 2013 Dow Sustainability Fellows from U-M have partnered with the City of Ann Arbor to create financial incentives for landlords and renters to increase energy efficiency. This video highlights the collaboration that is having an on-the-ground sustainability impact.

Warm-weather Wolverines

The staff that works to support the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi project donned blue fleeces featuring the Block M this year to ward off what was a chilly winter by Texas standards. But this U-M field office is still marked by palm trees and sunshine most of the time. The BASIC researchers work with patients and hospitals to learn why Mexican Americans have a greater burden of stroke than non-Hispanic whites. (Photo by Dr. Lewis Morgenstern)

Translation for a cause

Volunteers representing 15 different languages were among 67 people who signed up for the second annual Translate-a-thon, during which 50 projects were translated for various non-profit organizations. In this video, participants and organizers discuss the benefits of the event, which ran March 28-30. 

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I really enjoy interacting with people. Whether it's classroom work or research needs, I like working with faculty, staff and students."

Rebi Varghese, desktop support specialist with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who also volunteers for the Harvest Mission Community Church in Honduras.

Old School

A president’s funeral

Crowds attend a funeral procession for former U-M President James Burrill Angell, on April 3, 1916, along State Street.

Michigan in the News

Susan Gelman, professor of psychology and interim dean of LSA, was quoted about the development of children's concept of ownership over possessions.

South China Morning Post

"Finance is the most awesome thing created by humanity. If you're not interested in finance, something's wrong with you," said Gautam Kaul, professor of finance, in an article about his popular online courses.