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Sarah Goddard Power was widely acclaimed as a major contributor to the advancement of higher education, an advocate for affirmative action and human rights, and a champion of freedom for the international press. As a Regent of the University of Michigan for more than 12 years, Sarah Goddard Power worked tirelessly to advance the position of women and minorities in faculty and administrative roles.

Each year, the Sarah Goddard Power Distinguished Service Award is given to a University of Michigan faculty member who demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the betterment of women and who have demonstrated a clear record of success and significant achievement in research and scholarship, distinguished leadership, and mentoring women. This year, Sally Camper, Professor in Human Genetics, was one of only three University of Michigan faculty to receive this award. An award ceremony will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Michigan League, Henderson Room.

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"He has served as dean since 2007, guiding the school through often challenging times to help Michigan remain one of the world’s elite institutions

On Dec. 8, Dean James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., delivered his final presentation on the state of the University of Michigan Medical School in the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Auditorium of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building. He is stepping down as dean on Jan. 1, 2016.

At the conclusion of the dean's presentation, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., introduced a special video featuring faculty, staff and students, as well as colleagues and friends of Dr. Woolliscroft, paying tribute to his 10 years of outstanding leadership of the Medical School."

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First demonstration of the poly(A) tail's key role in LINE-1 retrotransposition.

"In a new paper in Nature Communications, a team of scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School shows that the genetic material in female (but not male) cells makes tiny amounts of a special genetic material called RNA to make one of the two X chromosomes silent. They call this RNA XistAR."