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July 2, 2015

Soccer surgeon

There’s a World Cup for soccer-playing physicians, and U-M surgeon Dr. David Machado-Aranda will play defense for the U.S. as 18 countries compete in the 2015 World Medical Football Championships through July 4. In this video, he talks about the association and the benefits of playing in the championships.

New Leadership Academy

President Mark Schlissel greets Nelson Soto of Union Institute & University, a member of the 2015 New Leadership Academy cohort of 20 fellows. The National Center for Institutional Diversity hosted a retreat Thursday during which Schlissel and the fellows shared a candid conversation about the challenges, opportunities and rewards of leading U-M. Other fellows, from left, are Sarah Anthony of the Michigan College Access Network, Omar Lopez of Texas State University, and Catalina Ormsby, associate director of U-M's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

MOOCs at Michigan

In this video, administrators, researchers and faculty members discuss massive open online courses at U-M and how they fit into the university's education mission.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I have always been obsessed with food and cooking, and fell in love with the power of nutrition on health."

Lindsay Haas, registered dietitian and nutrition support specialist with Michigan Dining.

Old School

Class rings and magazines

A magazine salesman in June 1932 tends to his stand at the Nickels Arcade. A sign advertises University of Michigan official rings.

Michigan in the News

Margo Schlanger, professor of law, was quoted in an article about the refusal of some states to immediately issue marriage licenses to gay couples despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

New Republic

Comments by George Tsebelis, professor of political science, were featured in a story about the economic crisis in Greece.

Bloomberg Businessweek

"The Supreme Court's decision in King vs. Burwell is a huge win for supporters of the Affordable Care Act. It's also a huge win for common sense in statutory interpretation," said Nicholas Bagley, associate professor of law.

Los Angeles Times

Sile O'Modhrain, associate professor of performing arts technology, and Brent Gillespie, associate professor of mechanical engineering, have developed the most-advanced prototype of a tablet computer for blind people.

The Economist

Comments by Alexander Knysh, professor of Islamic studies, were featured in an article about a ninth-century Muslim mystic poet cited by Pope Francis in his encyclical on climate change.


Robert Mickey, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a story about the tumultuous past of the historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C., that was the site of a recent mass shooting of nine parishioners.

The Washington Post