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News for Faculty and Staff

May 23, 2017

What Magnet means for patients

When Michigan Medicine earned Magnet status for its nursing care in February, it became one of only 6 percent of U.S. hospitals to earn the honor. In this video, Katie Scott, secretary of the U-M Professional Nurse Council, and Margaret Calarco, senior associate director of patient care and chief of nursing services, explain what the designation means for U-M patients.

Peony time

The Nichols Arboretum peony garden is about to undergo its annual transformation into a wave of white, pink and red as it bursts into nearly 10,000 blooms. The arboretum is home to the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America. New this spring are more than 70 varieties of vintage — pre-1950 — herbaceous peonies, which join the nearly 300 historic varieties from the 19th and early 20th century already growing in the main beds. Read more about the new peonies and follow the progress of this year's blooms on the garden's website. (Photo by Michele Yanga)


Spring LSA graduate Kathleen Guytingco's photo took first place in the latest Arts at Michigan As I See It photo contest, which was built around the theme of "motion." The photo, titled "Momentum," was taken at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. See more entries and learn more about the As I See It competitions.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"When you go off to art school, you hope you find something that's right for you, and for a certain number of people that will be fibers."

Sherri Smith, the Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor of Art, is the first and only tenured fabrics professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.

Old School

The iconic Burton Memorial Tower

The Burton Memorial Tower stands over the U-M campus during the summer of 1946. 

Michigan in the News

"If we take Asia into account, we can confidently predict that over the next decade and more, several million electric vehicles will be sold, putting the American market in the shade. … If the U.S. doesn't get its act together, people may end up driving Indian and Chinese electric cars," said Juan Cole, professor of history.

Quartz (India)

Anya Sirota, assistant professor of architecture, discussed ways that governmental leaders in Detroit can encourage the growth of an arts culture in the city.

Michigan Radio

"If you increase the percentage of alcohol in wine, and people are used to a certain volume, I really doubt that they are going to correct their usual volume based on the increased percentage," said Ana Baylin, associate professor of nutritional sciences, epidemiology, environmental health sciences and global public health, on a tax-cut bill in Congress that could end up increasing the alcohol content of wine.

Food & Wine