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October 30, 2014



Laycock to address religious liberty in Academic Freedom Lecture

Douglas Laycock, one of the nation's leading authorities on religious liberty, will deliver this year's Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom on Nov. 6. A former U-M law professor, Laycock is a professor of law and religious studies at the University of Virginia.

ITS suggests changing passwords along with clocks on Sunday

With the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, Information and Technology Services officials say that is a good time for people to change their UMICH password as well. ITS recommends UMICH passwords be changed every six months.

Green tech saves energy and boosts factory profits, productivity

Switching to LED lights in factories not only saves energy, it boosts productivity and increases profits, a new study co-authored by a U-M researcher shows. Light-emitting diodes create less heat and help keep factory floors cooler. When workers are more comfortable, they produce more and are less likely to be absent.

Making an Impact

Dr. James Shayman, professor of pharmacology and internal medicine, speaks at Tuesday's Celebrate Invention reception, where he and the late Dr. Norman Radin received the U-M Tech Transfer Impact Award for developing a treatment for Gaucher disease type 1. With Shayman are, from left, Lon Radin, son of Norman Radin; Kenneth Nisbet, associate vice president for research – technology transfer; and President Mark Schlissel. The annual Celebrate Invention recognizes faculty and researchers involved in the technology transfer process. Read more about Shayman's work. (Photo by Leisa Thompson)


Research by Dr. Terrill Bravender, professor of pediatrics, shows that many college health centers across the country may lack the resources to fully care for students with chronic health conditions.

U.S. News & World Report

"I would say (Gov. Rick Snyder) has a solid lead. Based upon the polls, I would be very surprised to see (Mark) Schauer win the election. It's not inconceivable, but it definitely looks like the polls lean in Snyder's direction," said Michael Heaney, assistant professor of political science and organizational studies, regarding Michigan's gubernatorial race.


Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, and Dr. John Greden, professor of psychiatry and executive director of the Comprehensive Depression Center, co-wrote a column about how the passage of Michigan’s autism legislation proves the power of personal advocacy in public policy.

The Detroit News



Professor White's Diag

When Andrew Dickson White arrived at U-M in 1857 he saw it as a scrubby field that was not a fit place for learning. Without permission, he began planting and caring for trees on the Diag. Gradually some of his students began to join him. Today, more than 14,000 trees stand on the Ann Arbor campus.


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