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News for Faculty and Staff

September 2, 2014

Welcome to a new year

As a new school year starts today, U-M's 14th president, Mark S. Schlissel, begins his first year by welcoming faculty, staff and students with this video discussing the strengths of the institution and opportunities ahead.

President's open house

President Mark S. Schlissel and his wife, Monica Schwebs, greet Erica Lucas, Allison Powell and Jenna Roby during the new president's first open house Thursday afternoon. Schlissel carried on a presidential tradition by starting the new academic year welcoming students and parents to an ice cream social at the President's House. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Citizenship Day

Students from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business' Executive MBA program, some who traveled across the country for their orientation, participated in Citizenship Day on Wednesday. The 105 students volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, helping 17 low-moderate income families in the West Willow Neighborhood in Ypsilanti. Above, Tom Chepucavage of Los Angeles hauls brush from a yard. Also pictured are, from left, Greg Bauske, Brent Chamberlain, Mike Fairman, Saby Bandyopandhyay and John Fauster, all of Ann Arbor. (Photo courtesy of the Ross School of Business)

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I love getting to know our Flint students on these trips. It reinforces the importance of our work as fundraisers and allows me to speak with confidence about the quality of the university experience."

Becky Pettengill, corporate and foundation relations officer at UM-Flint

Old School

Old School: Jazz icon

Miles Davis performs on trumpet in September 1981 in Hill Auditorium.

Michigan in the News

Robert Zucker, professor of psychology and psychiatry, and director of the Addiction Research Center, spoke about the impact that parental drinking has on kids' likelihood to imbibe.

Business Standard (India)

"Your body, the air, the walls, let's even throw in the stars and planets. All of that is made of atoms, but all of that only adds up to about 5 percent of the universe," said Katherine Freese, professor of physics.

Michigan Radio

Jon D. Miller, research scientist and director of the International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy, was quoted in a story about Canadians' clearer understanding of and a more positive attitude toward science than people in most other developed countries.

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)