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News for Faculty and Staff

September 26, 2016

First year forward

Starting their first year at the College of Engineering, these students talk about what brought them here and what they hope to accomplish as they embark on a journey to obtain the skills to solve the world's problems.

Armed against the flu

President Mark Schlissel receives his annual flu vaccination from Carol McClure, a registered nurse with Michigan Visiting Care, at a flu shot clinic Thursday in the Michigan Union. The clinic was one of several being conducted across campus during the next several weeks. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

EarthFest 2016

A visitor to EarthFest learns more about the Huron River Water Trail during the annual "party for the planet," which took place Wednesday on the Diag. The event has been celebrated for more than 20 years and is designed to highlight the university's 2025 sustainability goals: climate action, waste prevention, healthy environments and community awareness. EarthFest is organized by students and staff led by the Office of Campus Sustainability. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I wanted the keys to the tower and the opportunity to play music that blanketed the whole campus."

Tiffany Ng, university carillonist at Burton Tower and assistant professor of music, on what attracted her to the carillon as freshman at Yale.

Old School


The Medical School's Class of 1921 poses for a photo in front of the Pretzel Bell Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor in 1945. 

Michigan in the News

Nadine Sarter, professor of operations and industrial engineering, says new technology that could render air traffic control towers obsolete is an idea that comes with many risks and challenges.

Scientific American

"Today, people of color — if not the nation itself — are more willing, if not longing, to accept our particular way of being. … It’s an acceptance of who we are, our uniqueness and the knowledge that, yes, in that uniqueness we, too, are America," says Craig Wilkins, lecturer in architecture and urban planning, in a commentary on the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The Detroit News

Richard Janko, professor of classical studies, was interviewed for a story about a new computer technique that allows scholars to read a digital image of a charred ancient scroll discovered near the Dead Sea nearly half a century ago.

The New York Times