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Mimi Baird, author of "He Wanted the Moon," speaks at the 10th Annual Prechter Lecture in Kahn Auditorium on Wednesday.

Author Mimi Baird visited the University of Michigan on Thursday to discuss her new book, “He Wanted the Moon” and to talk about the legacy of her father, Perry Baird — a Harvard-educated physician who suffered from severe bipolar disorder and eventually died in his mid-50s.

Dr. Juanita Merchant speaks about work-life integration at a Women in Basic Science panel discussion in the Danto Auditorium at the Cardiovascular Center on Tuesday.

In the first panel discussion of its kind on campus, six scientists from medical and social fields spoke about their experiences in academic medicine to a packed audience Tuesday afternoon at the University of Michigan Health System’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

Research conducted at the University of Michigan may soon play a pivotal part in locating life on Mars.

In Rackham Auditorium Tuesday night, about 300 medical and dental students, as well as their family and friends, attended the University of Michigan Anatomical Donations Program’s annual memorial service for those who have donated their bodies to medical research.

Matt Godbolt, a senior software engineer at the financial trading firm DRW, charged that the convergence of business and software engineering has never been more prominent than it is right now at a lecture on campus Tuesday evening

The University of Michigan Health System and Metro Health have signed a definitive agreement for affiliation, to take effect by the end of 2016 meaning UMHS services will be expanded to western Michigan.

The National Science Foundation recently granted members of a research team from the University of Michigan, University of Illinois and Cornell University $4 million for a project on increasing productivity in factories that use robots.