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Martin Perl (1927-2014) and the University of Michigan

Martin Perl won the 1995 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of the tau lepton.   In fond remembrance, we link  to a document that intermingles excerpts from Perl’s Nobel autobiographical memoir and his Nobel Prize speech to give aspects of his early training, his graduate studies at Columbia, and his eight highly-successful years at Michigan working with Jones, Meyer, Longo, van der Velde, Roe, Ting and Glaser.
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Wayne Hazen interview

Wayne Hazen was a member of the Michigan Physics faculty as one of the leaders in cosmic ray research from 1947 until he retired in 1984; he continued to be a presence in the department until shortly before his death, at age 94, in 2010. 107 more words

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Jewish Studies Scholars Denounce AMCHA Blacklist

Three weeks ago I posted to this blog a piece I titled “And Now There’s a Blacklist?” In that post I reported that an organization called the… 788 more words

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Small Moves. Big Difference: Education Meets Life

 This place where we are now, right this second, is the intersection of our circumstances and every single one of our choices.  In our lives we have made millions of choices, perhaps unaware of any one particular choice’s impact on our arrival at this moment. 648 more words

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It's the sum of small decisions that make a big difference. Head of School Jackie Westerfield discusses the importance of these "small moves."

Faculty Research: Interview with Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández

In honor of her recent appointment as the inaugural chair of the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at UT (MALS), we sat down with… 1,664 more words

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Is Setting the Bar Lower for Girls Funny?

Waterloo English professor Aimée Morrison tweeted the above photo, taken by another faculty member, Christine Logel, at a local Target. You know, just the kind of eye-rolling thing you see from time to time and feel compelled to share on social media. 171 more words

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Mytoan Wins an Award

Hi all,

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar, one of our two new colleagues this semester, just received word that her paper, The Tensions of Diasporic ‘Return’ Migration: How Class
and Money Create Distance in the Vietnamese Transnational Family… 509 more words

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