University of Michigan
News for Faculty and Staff

August 30, 2016

Raise the ruff

Meet Denver and Anna, U-M's first full-time hospital dogs. They come to work every day just like any other full-time employee, and their role is just as important. In this video, Denver "describes" being part of the existing animal therapy team — which currently includes 28 volunteer dogs and their owners that visit various U-M Health System facilities.

Problem solving: Recognizing cognitive difference

Scott E. Page, Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science and Economics, discusses the link between identity diversity and cognitive difference in creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable university. This video is part of a series — presented periodically throughout the summer — designed to engage the campus community in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative President Mark Schlissel announced in November 2015. View the full series on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion playlist.

Development internship showcase

Dhara Gosalia, a junior at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, was one of 26 interns in the 10th anniversary class of the Development Summer Internship Program in the Office of University Development. She presented her fundraising project at the annual D-SIP showcase conducted at the U-M Museum of Art on Aug. 5. Each intern works on their project in a different school, college or unit and earns credit for a course in philanthropy. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography) 

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"You're hoping to find precious things the families wanted to keep, like a photograph anything that could endure that heat."

UMHS registered nurse Kevin Leeser, on searching through the rubble of a wildfire that stuck Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada.

Old School

Dr. Dock

Dr. George Dock, with percussion hammer, demonstrates proper procedure in an amphitheater-style classroom in 1898, in the Medical School.

Michigan in the News

Catherine Hausman, assistant professor of public policy, was interviewed about what she thinks can be done to minimize the environmental harm of natural gas leaks.

Michigan Radio

Michael Paul Lempert, associate professor of anthropology, says Donald Trump's formula for remaining in constant controversy seemed to help him win the Republican nomination: "This has been taken to an extreme that is unprecedented. Mavericks aren't enough. An ostentatious outsider like Sarah Palin is not enough."

Chicago Tribune

"A lot of men have gotten away with sexual harassment with absolutely no consequences," said Catharine MacKinnon, professor of law. No matter what companies say, "the real rule is that the more powerful a man is, the more he gets away with."

The New York Times

Research by Dr. Joshua Stein, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and health management and policy, found that children from less affluent homes, even when they have health insurance, aren't as likely as others to get vision screenings.

National Public Radio

"There is so much creativity going on in Detroit neighborhoods in terms of what to do with empty spaces — community gardens are one example. But that has to be complemented with the advanced thinking that only trained architecture can supply," said Robert Fishman, interim dean and professor of architecture and urban planning.

The Detroit News