September 20, 2019

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Photo of UM-Dearborn's Hafiz Malik
“I think we are very close to a place where seeing is no longer believing. … It’s scary, but it’s the world we’re living in.”

Hafiz Malik, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UM-Dearborn

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This Week in U-M History

Photo of the University Library's card catalog system in 1988

Library debuts system

The University Library’s $2.6 million card catalog system, MIRLYN, went online Sept. 20, 1988. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 16-22.

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Michigan in the news

  • “In certain areas, there are so many quality-of-life issues that the environment isn’t one that’s being paid attention to,” said DeAndre Calvert, community engagement manager at the Ford School’s Program in Practical Policy Engagement, who will take students to Detroit to research tax credits that encourage people to plant native flowers and not spray pesticides on their lawns, and help a nonprofit group apply for grants to transform empty lots into homes for bees to harvest raw honey.

    The Washington Post
  • “It creates an aggrieved party. It’s young people, it’s their future. I do think that’s significant in terms of getting a group to cluster around a common cause, to say, ‘I am being harmed,'” said Andy Hoffman, professor of environment and sustainability, and management and organizations, on the growing activism of young adults to combat climate change.

  • “The ride-hailing business has very poor economics. Electric mobility, especially with entry-level products like e-rickshaws or e-auto rickshaws, solves a major customer pain point and has the potential to turn profitable much faster. A spinoff increases focus on the mission and plays well to most stakeholders — government, investors, employees,” said Puneet Manchanda, professor of marketing, on the recent trend of Indian electric mobility startups spinning out internal units and making them $1 billion ventures.

    Quartz India