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Love for literature, lemurs
Lemurs sing. Loudly.
University lecturer Anne Axel
doesn't seem to mind, though.
Passionate about research, Axel
has dedicated much of her pro-
fessional career to studying the
loquacious animals in Madagas-
"They're really loud in the
morning. They'll sing a duet.
One group will sing, and then
the next group will come in,"
It's fitting for Axel to study
animals that sing together,
because she describes her life
as a sort of "duet" of science and
Though the two subjects may
not seem like they go together,
figuring out how to combine
them came naturally, Axel said,
when she considered the possi-
bility of writing for the sciences.
"As I was teaching at Michi-
gao State University I realized
how important writing was,
and as a science teacher, t felt
like students really needed to
write, even in science," she said.
After developing her teach-
ing career at Michigans State,
Axel joined the University of
Michigan's Department of Eng-
lish in fall 2009 as a lecturer.
The ability to combine both the
topics of ecology and English
during her time at the Univer-
sity makes her post here "the
"I never knew how reward-
ing it would be to be teaching
English," she said. "I love being
able to share all these books."
Though Axel is happy where
she ended up and feels confi-
dent, she said she faced chal-
lenges on her path to academia.
"I was pre-med in college,
really driven," Axel said, add-
log that she eventually decid-
ed against attending medical
Instead, Axel said she took
off some time to explore other
opportunities. Fresh out of
college, she traveled to Mada-
gascar, satisfying an interest
in travel and developing a new
interest - lemurs.
Today, Axel says lemurs
make up a significant portion
of her ecological research, add-
ing that she hopes to develop an
undergraduate research pro-
gram related to lemurs at the
"I'm content to have my own
research program, not some
multi-million dollar type thing.
I just want to keep doing what
t'm doing now and provide
opportunities for others to
learn," she said.
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WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Saturday at about S
WHAT: A cell phone and char-
ger were stolen from a waiting
room, University Police report-
ed. The items, which are valued
at $40, were left unattended
while the subject was steeping.
The theftchappened between
2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: 1800 Bonisteel
WHEN: Friday at about 1 a.m.
WHAT: Black paint was
sprayed over the "University of
Michiganpart of the entrance
sign to North Campus, Univer-
sity Police reported.
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Planet Earth Artsbreak
Movie Night WHAT: Join Artsbreak
in the Michigan Union
WHAT: Hayerukim is for its weekly night of
hosting the second Planet free arts and crafts.
Earth Movie Night on the WHO: University Unions
big screen. Following the Arts & Programs
screening, those interested WHEN: Tonight,
can participate in a discus- from 8 to 11 p.m.
sion about the environment. WHERE: MUG Eoom,
Dinner will be provided. Michigan Union
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Hillel (Mandell L. CORRECTIONS
Gym bag stolen, iPod stolen from
found in trash the Union
1Recently convicted serial
killer Eodney Alcala was
a winning contestant in a
1978 episode of the show
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reported. Alcala was convicted
in February of murdering four
women and a child. Ten years
prior to his appearance on the
show, he had been convicted of
raping an S-year-old girl.
2Michigan was not one of
the 16finalists for the Race
to the Top program, which
was created to provide a
one-time payment of up to $400>
million for states that lack prop-
or funding for education.
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pleaded guilty in October to
charges of gun possession fol-
lowing his 2007 arrest where
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