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Students, faculty and transplant recipients lined up on the University of Michigan's Diag Monday to highlight the ongoing need for more organ donors.

  The event was organized by the Wolverines for Life advocacy group to raise awareness of the ongoing shortage of organs available for transplant.

  "We wanted to create a line where there shouldn't be a line. We don't think people should have to wait for life-saving donation," said the director of the University of Michigan Transplant Center, Dr. John Magee. 

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A Chelsea farmer was digging on his property when he encountered a large  piece of bone. He contacted the University of Michigan and a team of paleontologists and researchers uncovered much of the body of what they believe was a 6 to 7 ton Wooly Mammoth that was likely buried there up to 15,000 years ago.


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  Goats on a golf course!

The University of Michigan's Radrick Farms Golf Course recently turned to an environmentally safe method to clear out some problem areas near the course infested with invasive plant species such as poison ivy, buckthorn and honeysuckle. They rented ten goats from a nearby farm and let them eat away the problem.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Paul Scott, the general manager of the course, and you can hear the interview here:

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'Brownwashing', as it is called, isn't what one would expect.

Three-day effort to draw together experts in design, public health, and engineering, among other fields.

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University of Michigan study shows bellicose metaphors are a detriment to treating cancer.

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The generous donation will go, in part, to study how democracies emerge from authoritarian rule.

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Activating the circuitry of the Amygdala may be the key to help battle addictions.

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Some of the Burr Oak Trees in the last remaining mature grove in Ann Arbor are dying. Find out why, and what can be done about it in this week's edition of "Issues of the Environment."  



The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions. 

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  University of Michigan students and staff gathered in the school's Union ballroom to celebrate retiring president Mary Sue Coleman.

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Collegiate athletic events are big generators:  of excitement, of revenue, and of waste.  How can we cut down on the trash, while leaving the finances and fun intact?  In this month's installment of The Green Room, WEMU looks at game-day waste at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, and Michigan stadium in Ann Arbor.

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Carbon Roundtable at University of Michigan

Oct 7, 2013

This summer President Barack Obama gave a speech on his climate action plan, and last month his administration shared proposed rules for carbon emissions from new power plants.   The Sierra Club and local experts talked about the president's plan and other climate change issues at a roundtable discussion at the University of Michigan September 23rd. 

Issues of the Environment is a feature produced weekly, and heard exclusively during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

In this week's installment WEMU's David Fair talks with  Heather Seyfarth, Program Supervisor for the Clean Energy Coalition. The Coalition has partnered with the City of Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to create a large-scale bike sharing program in Ann Arbor. Next spring, there will be 14- bike-sharing stations, and 125-bikes available to members of the public.

The third day of the annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs is underway. More than 100-thousand people are expected to descend on downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan campus before the day is out.

As WEMU's David Fair reports, visitors today will have to brave the same conditions as the first two days of the fairs.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan Board of Regents has appointed an advisory committee to help search for the school's next president.      The board on Thursday announced the appointment of seven faculty members to work with the board and a search firm. Russell Reynolds Associates will be paid a $300,000 flat fee with expenses not to exceed $50,000.

In April, President Mary Sue Coleman announced she would step down when her contract expires in the summer of 2014. She will leave as the university's fourth longest-serving leader.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan Board of Regents will offer in-state tuition to immigrants who've been living in Michigan without legal permission. The university currently charges those students out-of-state tuition, which is much higher.

During their meeting Thursday in Ann Arbor, U-M regents also passed the proposal that allows members of the military to receive in-state tuition, regardless of where they live. The policy revisions go into effect in January.