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October 8, 2015

Helping America compete

U-M professors Alan Taub (left) and Stephen Forrest (right) talk with U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, during a visit Tuesday to Washington, D.C., where they participated in a U.S. Senate roundtable discussion Tuesday on reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act. The roundtable focused on innovation, commercialization, and technology transfer. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

Faculty awards

President Mark Schlissel congratulates Tiya Miles, professor of Afroamerican and African studies, American culture, history and women's studies, on being named the Mary Henrietta Graham Distinguished University Professor of African American Women's History during Monday's faculty awards ceremony. Miles was among 30 faculty members honored for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

Identifying nature

Brian Cressman, a volunteer at the Museum of Natural History, shares information about a Mexican milk snake with a young visitor to the museum's annual ID Day on Sunday. The snake was among the collections on display for the event, to which visitors also brought their own natural objects to be reviewed and identified by U-M faculty, students and other experts. (Photo by Dale Austin)

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I really enjoy the opportunity to not only provide that for students, but also to educate around what we could be doing better. It gives me the opportunity to provide for others what I wasn't afforded."

Tynishia Walker, on working at the Spectrum Center, where she is education and leadership program manager.

Old School

Tea time

A 25th Anniversary Tea commemorating the construction of the Martha Cook Building takes place in October 1940.

Michigan in the News

Silvia Pedraza, professor of sociology and American culture, says Cuban and Vietnamese immigrants who fled communist regimes in the 20th century did not get the intense scrutiny that Syrian refugees are receiving today.

Foreign Policy

Mark Barteau, director of the U-M Energy Institute and professor of chemical engineering, was quoted in a story about U-M's new battery lab, which further expands the Midwest's rapidly growing battery research and manufacturing capabilities.

The Associated Press

Research by Dr. Helen Kales, professor of psychiatry and director of the U-M Program for Positive Aging, found that antipsychotic drugs are much more dangerous in people with dementia than was previously believed.

Al Jazeera America