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June 27, 2014

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Search advisory committee named for next SMTD dean

Provost Martha Pollack has named an advisory committee to search for a new dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Jason Corey, associate professor and chair of the Department of Performing Arts Technology, is chairing the committee.


Plaque honoring President Coleman to be unveiled in Union

A bronze plaque honoring President Mary Sue Coleman will be unveiled at the Michigan Union on Tuesday, and her portrait and service tribute will be added to the display of U-M presidents. The campus community is invited to the public ceremony and reception at 11:30 a.m.


Record email edition will be sent weekly for rest of the summer

Today's email edition of The University Record is the last daily edition until Sept. 2. An email version will be sent to subscribers each Wednesday until the start of the fall semester. Breaking campus news will be added to the Record's website as it happens.


UMTRI in DC

Representatives of the U-M Transportation Research Institute were in Washington, D.C., this week at a Capitol Hill Technology Showcase, where they displayed information about the Mobility Transformation Facility that will soon be built on North Campus. The simulated urban environment will provide a test bed for advances in connected and automated vehicles. Above, Francine Romine, UMTRI's director of marketing and communications, speaks with Ed Puccarella, legislative staffer for Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

Chamber Choir to tour Australia, New Zealand next month

The U-M Chamber Choir, led by Jerry Blackstone, director of choirs and chair of the conducting department at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will start a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand July 4, and will present a "bon voyage" concert Monday in Detroit.


IN THE NEWS

Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, associate professor of neurology, was interviewed for a story about military veterans who suffered brain injuries while in the service and their chances of developing Alzheimer's decades later.

USA Today


Barry Rabe, professor of public policy, political science, and natural resources and environment, was quoted in an article about the efforts of the League of Conservation Voters to defeat congressional candidates who deny climate change.

U.S. News & World Report


"You have to go through the process, kind of like learning a new language. You have to retrain your brain to see and understand those images that it's seeing," said Kari Branham, assistant research scientist in ophthalmology and visual sciences and a genetic counselor at the Kellog Eye Center, regarding a "bionic eye"-like device that helps users perceive simple flashes of light.

CNN


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VICTORS FOR MICHIGAN

Bikes, trains and buses

Alumni Rebecca Guerriero and Logan Chadde used every form of public transportation they could as they traveled across five countries and three continents searching for a better way to get people from one place to the other, and to find out what people were doing to reinvent public transportation.

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