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March 27, 2015

Prisoner art

"Season of Love" by Oliger Merko is one of the pieces of art featured in the 20th annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, curated by Janie Paul, professor of art and social work, and Buzz Alexander, professor of English language and literature, and art and design. Learn more about the exhibit, read an interview with Paul and view slideshows of selected artworks.

Congressional Breakfast

President Mark Schlissel talks with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, at the annual University of Michigan Congressional Breakfast. 300 alumni, corporate sponsors, members of Congress and others attended the annual event in Washington on Wednesday.

Teach-In + 50

U-M will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic 1965 teach-in to end the Vietnam War with a similar event this Friday and Saturday titled "End the War Against the Planet." This video recalls that first teach-in and urges people to revive its spirit in support of the environment.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I went on to law school not sure exactly what I wanted to do. It was much more interesting than I thought it would be."

Monica Hakimi, professor of law and associate dean for academic programming in the Law School.

Old School

New duties

John Jacob Abel was offered the first professorship of pharmacology in the Department of Medicine and Surgery. He began his new duties in January 1891. In his first lecture he told of his recent visit to Berlin, where he investigated tuberculin, which had been recently introduced to treat tuberculosis.

Michigan in the News

A study by Michael Sivak, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, shows that Americans are using the least amount of gasoline in 30 years.


"Whether you’re more or less optimistic or pessimistic is heavily dependent on the culture you live in, the culture that shapes your values," said Edward Chang, professor of psychology and social work.

The Atlantic

Jun Wu, assistant professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and research assistant professor at the Life Sciences Institute, was quoted in a story about how exposure to cold temperatures benefits weight loss.

The Washington Post