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News for Faculty and Staff

March 30, 2015

Sustainability progress

The 2014 Sustainability Progress Report is packed with stories, images and videos that highlight U-M's sustainability accomplishments in the areas of education, research and campus engagement and operations.

Prisoner art

"Season of Love" by Oliger Merko is one of the pieces of art featured in the 20th annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, curated by Janie Paul, professor of art and social work, and Buzz Alexander, professor of English language and literature, and art and design. Learn more about the exhibit, read an interview with Paul and view slideshows of selected artworks.

Congressional Breakfast

President Mark Schlissel talks with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, at the annual University of Michigan Congressional Breakfast. 300 alumni, corporate sponsors, members of Congress and others attended the annual event in Washington on Wednesday.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"I saw other people in beautiful costumes, and I realized I had to learn how to sew."

Erin Flores, an administrative assistant in Communications & Outreach at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Old School

Blinded by science

A lab accident that blinded Edward Campbell at age 28 did not end his distinguished career as a U-M faculty member.

Michigan in the News

Jason Mars, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, built a digital assistant that responds to voice commands and then freely shared the underlying code so others can explore the complexities of modern speech recognition.

Wired

"If you can address women's issues, you're addressing the economy, economic sustainability and growth for everyone because in many families, women are heading the families. If you focus on women and pay equity, everyone's situation improves," said Gloria Thomas, director of the Center for the Education of Women.

Detroit Free Press

Dr. James Richardson, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, addressed ways that diabetics can stay on their feet even when they suffer from nerve pain.

Reuters

Ella Atkins, associate professor of aerospace engineering, and electrical engineering and computer science, says post-9/11 cockpit-security measures assume a flight’s crew members are the "good guys."

BuzzFeed News

Timothy McKay, professor of physics, astronomy and education, and Steve Lonn, assistant director of the Learning, Education and Design Lab, were quoted in an article about ways U-M faculty use digital information to personalize their teaching and help students learn.

National Journal

Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that clarified legal protections for pregnant workers who believe their employers have discriminated against them.

The Washington Post