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October 20, 2014

Lighting UM-Flint

Installation of new LED lighting at UM-Flint, part of a seven-year process, is nearing completion and will improve the efficiency and brightness of lighting across campus. While the cost was about $350,000, the savings in energy use has averaged $66,012 annually, and the efforts to date have meant a reduction of 825,000 kilowatts of electricity annually. (Photo by Mel Serow, UM-Flint)

SSC open house

The Shared Services Center conducted an open house on Oct. 10 for campus staff, faculty, family and friends. The event included self-guided tours, an opportunity to engage with current staff, and information about the facility at 1000 Victors Way as well as the processes that it handles. (Photo courtesy of Administrative Services Transformation Project Team)

Presidential vaccine

President Mark S. Schlissel receives his flu vaccination from Deborah Rinna, a registered nurse for Michigan Visiting Care, which is partnering with MHealthy to conduct a series of flu shot clinics this fall. Schlissel got his vaccine Monday at the Michigan League. The last MHealthy clinic at the Ann Arbor campus will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Thursday in the Michigan Union's Anderson Room. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"My interest in music is not that it transcends day-to-day life, but rather because it works on a practical level."

Mark Clague, associate professor of musicology

Old School

Midwest side story

Legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in celebration of his 70th birthday and Hill Auditorium's 75th anniversary, on Oct. 29, 1988.

Michigan in the News

Christian Davenport, professor of political science, was interviewed for a story about Rwandan rebels in eastern Congo who want to return home 20 years after perpetrating genocide in their homeland.

CBS News

Dr. Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology, says there is a "very low probability" that passage of the infected Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson, through Ohio will lead to new cases in Cleveland or nearby Michigan.


Ella Atkins, associate professor of aerospace engineering, says so-called general aviation — unscheduled private flights — pose the most difficulty to integrating drone traffic into U.S. airspace.

MIT Technology Review