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August 23, 2017

Antarctic expedition

Antarctic Expedition: Probing the Southern Ocean

Melissa Duhaime, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Rachel Cable, a research technician in her lab, spent time on a Russian research vessel earlier this year as the ship circumnavigated Antarctica. Cable was there for the entire three-month voyage and was joined by Duhaime for about a month. In this video, they discuss the journey and how it fits in to Duhaime's research into the complex relationships between aquatic microbes, the viruses that infect them, and their environment.

Summer Youth Employment Program

U-M Summer Youth Employment Program participant Emory Kimball, pictured here with Administrative Specialist Tanya Milligan, interns in the Office of University Development, where he works on donor lists and social media.  Kimball is among 40 area youths are working in departments across campus this summer as part of the program, spearheaded by the university's Poverty Solutions initiative. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

D-SIP showcase

Ashley Wilson, an incoming senior at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presented her fundraising project at the annual Development Summer Internship Showcase, which took place Aug. 4 at Palmer Commons. As an intern at the School of Education, she was one of 27 students who participated in the 11th Development Summer Internship Program in the Office of University Development. Each intern works on a project in a different school, college or unit and earns credit for a course in philanthropy. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"(Competition) will set you up for good things to happen whether you’re playing baseball or in life.”

Steven Karasewski, coordinator of Club Sports at Recreational Sports

Old School

Medical Miracles

Michigan’s contributions to medicine and public health have saved lives and enriched communities.

Michigan in the News

Elliot Soloway, professor of education, information and electrical engineering, questions the efficacy of mastery-based learning, rejecting the notion that students have learned something simply because they can pass a series of assessments: "Mastery folks don't understand the fundamentals of what learning is about."

The New York Times

Howard Markel, professor and director of the Center for the History of Medicine, wrote a column about the Kellogg brothers and their breakfast legacy that touches on nutrition, convenience, advertising and mass-manufactured food.


"The question of how people of different ethnicities, cultures and religions build societies together is notoriously difficult, but we might start by trying to understand European states' policies on immigration/integration over the past half-century," said Rita Chin, associate professor of history, in an interview about her new book that examines the crisis of multiculturalism in Europe.

Times Higher Education

Thomas Johengen, research scientist and associate director of the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, and colleagues are experimenting with a new technology — a lake-bottom "robotic lab" that monitors toxins — to test water and give information and early warnings about pollution.