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April 16, 2014

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. 

Robotics Day

YiBin Jiang, a Medical School research technician, plays soccer with a robot during Robotics Day at the North Campus Research Complex on Thursday. The event showcased leading autonomous systems and robotics research coming out of U-M, other Michigan universities and in government and industry in the region. View more photos from Robotics Day. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)

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.


A column by Dr. Howard Markel, professor and director of the Center for the History of Medicine, celebrates the 75th anniversary of one of the best-selling books of all time, "Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism."

PBS NewsHour

Joel Slemrod, professor of economics, dismissed a proposed global tax on capital — not just the income produced by wealth, but the wealth itself — as a way to reduce income inequality worldwide.

Bloomberg Businessweek

"We’re seeing more museums selling their collections to fend off debtors. But the scale with the DIA is unheard of. If this is allowed to happen, it's going to change the museum world forever," said Raymond Silverman, professor of history of art and African and Afroamerican studies.

The Detroit News