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August 6, 2014



Crew readies bur oak for relocation at Ross School

Workers are preparing a 200-year-old, 65-foot-tall bur oak tree to be relocated at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The tree will be moved in the fall to make way for an expansion at the Ross School.

A look at IT shared service governance and Neighborhood IT

Among the topics in the current NextGen Newsletter from the Office of the Chief Information Officer are an introduction to IT Shared Service Governance and a look at Neighborhood IT, the desktop support model for MiWorkspace that has IT staff in units to promote rapid response and enhanced relationships.

Restored flagpole for Central Campus dedicated

A dedication ceremony was conducted Monday for the restored Central Campus flagpole located on the north end of the Diag.

The first 100 days

President Mark S. Schlissel watched his first "football" game at Michigan Stadium as he took in the soccer match between Manchester United and Real Madrid on Saturday. The experience is one of many being documented in a photo series marking the first 100 days of U-M's 14th president. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

177 future doctors start their training at the Medical School

While the rest of the campus is relatively quiet for the summer, the school year has begun at the Medical School, where 177 new medical students donned white coats and stethoscopes for the first time Sunday, in a ceremonial start to their medical training that they shared with their families, professors and alumni.

Despite benefits, concerns remain over self-driving vehicles

While more than half of Americans have favorable opinions about self-driving vehicles, most believe that humans are still better drivers than automated technology, say researchers from the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

New bipartisan House bill draws on university health research

A new bill introduced in Congress with bipartisan support would allow Medicare to test a concept born from University of Michigan research, which could improve the health of patients with chronic illness while reducing what they spend on the medicines and tests they need most.


A new plot

Amidst colorful thistle and robust shrubs lie two 2,500-square-foot plots that Robert Primeau has transformed into a makeshift office. The UM-Dearborn alumnus is finalizing plans to create new contemporary gardens in the area that once housed Clara Ford’s historic rose gardens, located near the campus’ Environmental Interpretive Center.


An article about the new book "Building a Better Teacher" quotes School of Education Dean Deborah Ball on why teacher training needs to involve more than learning on the job.

Inside Higher Ed

"So while the economy is still experiencing sluggish growth, perhaps the best thing to do is just not mess with it (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). SNAP’s not perfect, but on the whole it works, in fact quite well," co-wrote Luke Shaefer, associate professor of social work.

New Republic

Eden Wells, clinical associate professor of epidemiology, said the likelihood of the Ebola virus spreading beyond West Africa via air travel is extremely low.

International Business Times

Dr. Anna Lok, professor of internal medicine, encourages baby boomers to be tested for hepatitis C and describes new drug treatments that deliver 90-to-95 percent cure rates for those diagnosed early.

WDIV-TV Detroit

In his monthly column, Dr. Howard Markel, professor and director of the Center for the History of Medicine, highlighted the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Medicare Act, a momentous event that continues to shape modern medicine.

PBS NewsHour


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