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February 13, 2018



UM-Dearborn saving energy, labor costs with LED lighting

Jerry Van Couwenberghe and Kevin Headrick like to joke that the next time many of the LED light bulbs they're now installing at UM-Dearborn will need changing, somebody else will have to do it — the veteran facilities workers expect they'll be retired 10-15 years from now.

Pitches for 2018 Hacks With Friends accepted through Friday

Information technology professionals across campus are encouraged to participate in Hacks With Friends, an IT competition planned for March 1-2. Pitches will be accepted through Friday and must relate to one of six pre-selected themes that provide an array of possibilities where IT could make an impact.

Students, visiting artist collaborate on humanities sculpture

Students across campus will work with visiting artist Chico MacMurtrie this semester on a 40-foot robotic sculpture that explores the notion of borders and boundary conditions. The project, led by the Institute for the Humanities, symbolizes the humanities in action.

This video explores the ideas behind the Border Crossers project, a sculpture collaboration between U-M students and visiting artist Chico MacMurtrie.


"Corporations, nonprofits, governments, universities and even preschools test, score and hire the 'best.' This all but guarantees not creating the best team. Ranking people by common criteria produces homogeneity," said Scott Page, professor of complex systems, economics, and political science.


Comments by Sari van Anders, associate professor of psychology, and women's studies, were featured in an article about the difference between the brains of women and men.


"We're at serious risk of re-creating the conditions that led to the last financial crisis. … (Now should be) a time to reflect on the need for strong guardrails in the system — not a time for taking those apart," said Michael Barr, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and professor of law, and public policy, who helped craft the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which ushered in a host of new limits on Wall Street.




Diving into science diplomacy

College of Pharmacy graduate student Amy Fraley uses her scuba certification as a researcher in David Sherman's lab. A recent trip to Cuba resulted in scientific alliances that they hope will lead to projects that benefit research in both countries.


The Mardigian Library at UM-Dearborn has several methods for posing questions to its librarians.

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