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February 2, 2017



LSA bicentennial symposium looks at U-M during Reconstruction

The post-Civil War era was one of rapid social and technological changes, and U-M during that time was no exception. The second LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester symposium kicks of Feb. 10 and will focus on a period when the university began to assume its modern form. 

More than $2M in funding announced for biomedical innovations

Eleven new biomedical ideas that have emerged from research across Michigan have won funding through a U-M program that could aid the leap from lab to patient care. The MTRAC for Life Sciences Innovation Hub has awarded more than $2 million to teams developing the innovations.

REMINDER: Nominees sought for Research Faculty Awards

Nominations are due Feb. 17 for the annual Research Faculty Awards, which recognize the achievements of research faculty at all levels. Nominees are being sought for the Collegiate Research Professorship, Research Faculty Achievement Award and Research Faculty Recognition Award.

Sturgeon spawning reefs

U-M researchers are part of a multi-institution team working to restore lake sturgeon — once common in the Great Lakes — by building rock spawning reefs in two Detroit-area rivers. In this video, doctoral candidate Joseph Krieger and Jennifer Read, director of the U-M Water Center, explain the project. Read more about the Detroit-area reefs.


Feb. 2

Immigration, DACA-Dreamers and U-M

The impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, 4-6 p.m., Haven Hall, Room 3512

Feb. 2

Poetry reading

With Tom Sleigh. 5:30-7 p.m., U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium

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“Now more than ever, we must pay attention to what ISIS is trying to tell us through its visuals: namely, that it was born and bred into vengeance within the American military-penal complex,” wrote Christiane Gruber, associate professor of Islamic art.


Scott Greer, associate professor of health management and policy, was quoted in a story about the political standoff over the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. News & World Report

“Consumers expressed a higher level of confidence in January than any other time in the last dozen years. … Overall, the post-election surge in consumer confidence was based on political promises, and not, as yet, on economic outcomes,” said economist Richard Curtin, director of U-M’s Surveys of Consumers.

Business Insider



Enhancing informatics

The loss of her father in 2009 drew a sharp focus on the need for accurate and timely medical records for Patricia Abbott, associate professor of nursing. The experience gave her renewed purpose to continue her research, which explores how massive amounts of data can improve care for patients.


The U-M Research Computing Package offers no-cost allocations of high-performance computing and storage.

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