Starting Over

This is graduation week at the University of Michigan and for many friends, students and colleagues, this is a new beginning. Graduations are wonderful. It feels like an award ceremony after a long race! The ...

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About Weather and Climate

Despite the sound of this title, and despite the fact that it is written in a week in April in which Michigan expects a lot of snow, this article is not about global climate change. ...

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Bad Email

This post is about one of the most important communication means we are currently using: email communication. It is not about “bad emails” – there are many of them. We talk about them as junk-mail, ...

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ASA (Aerospace States Association) Hearing

I provided this statement last week on Capitol Hill as part of a hearing organized by the Aerospace States Association. It addresses two issues crucial to the future of education and entreprenership related to teaching ...

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Repossessing the Violin

Recently, a middle school student in a Michigan community arrived at school. She arrived early. In fact her class, an orchestra rehearsal, started at 7 am before her regular school day. She was proud, carrying ...

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An Important Life

Jack Brooks died last week, at the age of 90. He was the grandfather to my wife and the great-grandfather to my children. I attended his funeral in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he lived ...

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