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November 4, 2016



Doll family gives $2M to endow entrepreneurship director position

Venture capitalist and U-M alumnus Dixon Doll and his wife, Carol, have given $2 million to endow the position of executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. The gift names the position the Dixon and Carol Doll Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship.

REMINDER: Open Enrollment for 2017 benefits ends at 5 p.m.

Faculty, staff and retirees eligible for U-M benefits can make changes to their coverage for 2017 through Wolverine Access until 5 p.m. today. The Human Resources website provides information on benefits choices and enrollment instructions.

ITS suggests time change is a good time to change passwords

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

URC impact

The University Research Corridor, an alliance of U-M, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, and one of the nation’s top academic research clusters, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This video reflects on some of the URC’s major highlights and achievements since its formation. Read more about some of the research cluster’s activities.


Nov. 4

Sundara Soap: Lessons Learned by a Young Entrepreneur

Working to fight preventable hygiene-related deaths and disease in Myanmar, India and Uganda, noon-1 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 1636

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“There are many reasons why the quality of the debate over climate change, GMOs [genetically modified organisms], nanotech, nuclear power … is so distorted. One of them is that most academics don’t see it as their job to communicate their science to the public,” said Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and natural resources and environment.

Times Higher Education

Omolade Adunbi, associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies, was quoted in an article about the Obama administration’s legacy in Africa.

New Republic

“Men have a more difficult time acknowledging, describing or owning (mental illness) than women do. Men need to recognize that this is not something they can just snap out of, and it’s most certainly not a sign of weakness,” said John Greden, professor of psychiatry and executive director of the U-M Depression Center.

The Huffington Post



Doing good by doing deals

Work that David Guenther, clinical assistant professor of law, and his students did in the classroom came alive in Colombia last summer. Working with Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild fund, students provided pro bono legal services, and Guenther and Dave Koch, adjunct clinical assistant professor of law, helped build second rooms onto two families’ homes.


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