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A photo of Gray Carper
“Hong Kong has turned me into a voracious omnivore who lives to eat and plans everything around it.”

— Gray Carper, a service quality analyst with Health Information Technology & Services who first visited Hong Kong in 2003 and now lives there and serves as a tour guide

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It Happened at Michigan

A photo of Charles W.W. Borup

The university’s first gift — in 13 volumes

The first recorded gift from an individual to the university came from a well-to-do fur trader who never set foot in Ann Arbor. In 1840, Charles W.W. Borup shipped to U-M a highly regarded German encyclopedia set. Borup’s donation of 13 volumes gave U-M its first gift and a solid scholarly foundation in its fledgling library.

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    • Sue Anne Bell

    “What it boils down to me is this message, that now is the time we must act. Here’s the data, now we know it. We have to do something about it,” said Sue Anne Bell, assistant professor of nursing, commenting on research that shows that more than 200 million seniors face extreme heat risks in coming decades.

    National Public Radio
    • Photo of Dragan Huterer

    “I find it fascinating … the possibility that the universe might have nontrivial or different types of topologies, and then especially the fact that we think we might be able to measure it,” said Dragan Huterer, professor of physics, on the possibility that the universe may have a complex geometry — like a doughnut.

    Science News
    • Lennart Baardman

    Discounts, low-stock messages, countdown clocks and other tricks to get us to spend money are also ways for online retailers to collect more data about us, says Lennart Baardman, assistant professor of technology and operations: “It allows them to understand their price sensitivities, what types of products customers should be recommended, and how they can personalize the promotions to this customer.”