September 16, 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

  • Jianping Fu, associate professor of mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and cell and developmental biology, and colleagues have invented a device that can quickly produce large numbers of living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos: “Such human embryo-like structures have a lot of potential to open what we call the so-called black box of human development. Such research can lead to a lot of good.”

    National Public Radio
  • Timothy McCoy, clinical professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, commented on the capsizing of a South Korean cargo ship carrying more than 4,000 vehicles off the coast of Georgia: “They may have to cut it up in place. That’s the worst-case scenario. It’s going to be a real challenge getting that one out of there.”

    The Associated Press / ABC News
  • “Given the impact of chronic stress on health, requiring employers to provide paid personal time should be a no-brainer. … In fact, given the cost to society from the illness and premature death of too many working Americans, I believe paid personal time won’t just make Americans healthier, it will benefit the economy,” wrote Arline Geronimus, professor of health education and health behavior, and research professor at the Institute for Social Research.

    Crain's New York Business