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Giving Blueday is Coming!

Posted: 11/24/2014 8:27:58 AM

By choosing to support Michigan on Giving Blueday, you’ll join other members of the Michigan family from around the world—alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, patients and their families, fans, patrons, and devotees—to create an enormous impact.

Be sure to bookmark the website now so you can circle back to it all day long on Giving Blueday for social media challenges, special events, and real-time updates.

Together, we can turn Giving Tuesday into Giving Blueday!


https://leadersandbest.umich.edu/mc/#/gbd/home?ref=greatday

Anne Curzan's talk gets attention!

Posted: 11/4/2014 8:23:10 AM

English professor Anne Curzan is fascinated by how people use words. With her talk What makes a word "real"? getting over 1,016,954+ total views, people are fascinated by her presentation on the subject. If you haven't yet, you will want to watch Anne Curzan’s lecture on TED today!


http://goo.gl/EMS9dT

Linda Gregerson is inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted: 10/13/2014 9:23:47 AM
On October 11th The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has inducted Linda Gregerson as a 2014 fellow in the elite organization that includes 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. As one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, the Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society. Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English in LSA, is an award-winning author and poet. Gregerson's poems have appeared in Best American Poetry as well as the Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Ploughshares, Yale Review and other publications.
https://www.amacad.org/content/members/members.aspx

Jay Robinson passed away in his home on Sunday afternoon.

Posted: 10/8/2014 12:45:04 PM

It is with sorrow that I must report that Jay Robinson passed away in his home on Sunday afternoon. For those of you who were not lucky enough to know him, he was chair of the Department of English at UM from 1974-81. The family is planning a gathering for friends and family this coming Saturday, October 11 from 12-3 pm in Ann Arbor (1208 Linwood Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103). Anyone who remembers Jay is welcome to drop by.



Kirstin Valdez Quade receives National Book Foundation award

Posted: 10/1/2014 2:49:34 PM
Kirstin Valdez Quade, our new Delbanco Visiting Professor in fiction, has been selected by the National Book Foundation as one of their 5 under-35 authors this year. Congratulations, Kirstin, on this wonderful honor.
http://www.nationalbook.org/5under35.html#.VCsRzigUWYm

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