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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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ORGAN - IZED

Upcoming
president
has hard act
to follow

Tom Trenney plays the organ at the 53'rd Conference on Organ Music Guest Recital at Hill Auditorium Tuesday.
RESEARCH
Not your average comp utter

Administrators:
Coleman will leave
an impressive legacy
of achievements
By JENNIFER CALFAS
Daily StaffReporter
With great power comes great
responsibility - a mantra Uni-
versity President Mary Sue Cole-
man knows all too well.
As Coleman pre-
pares to step down July
2014, the responsibil-
ity for finding a new
president will fall on
the eight members of
the University's Board Filling I
of Regents and seven
faculty members, who
form the Presidential Search
Advisory Committee. The com-
mittee, assisted by Alison Ran-
ney, a search consultant from
Russell Reynolds Associates,

has just concluded a series of six
public forums to answer several
key questions: What qualities are
desired in the next University
president? What opportunities
and challenges lie in store for the
University?
Coleman has left an indelible
mark during her nearly 12 years
at the University - its longest
serving president since Harlan
Hatcher retired in 1967 after 16
years at the helm. In Coleman's
time as president, she has been
called upon to serve
in a number of roles,
including fundraiser-
in-chief, diplomat
for the University on
an increasing global
stage, facilitator of
emming change, advocate for
the University at all
levels of government
and symbolic leader of all three
University of Michigan cam-
puses. Her successor will need to
assume all those roles and more
See PRESIDENT, Page 3A

Supercomputer
is at center of
growing institute
By RACHEL PREMACK
Daily StaffReporter
There's a computer on North
Campus that's about 10,000
times more powerful than a

MacBook.
University researchers can
use it to simulate infectious dis-
ease outbreaks and investigate
problems in nuclear reactors. It
takes an hour to assess data that
would require a month for a typ-
ical computer.
This supercomputer could
have implications beyond its
location in an engineering
research center - it's the nucle-

us of the recently established
Michigan Institute for Compu-
tational Discovery and Engi-
neering.
MICDE intends to bring
together fields that use com-
putational simulation in their
research, said Eric Michielssen,
chemical engineering professor
and MICDE director. The insti-
tute is affiliated with 40 faculty
from the College of Engineering

and School of Information, both
sponsors of MICDE.
Michielssen said a multidis-
ciplinary atmosphere is ideal for
innovation, which will be aug-
mented by MICDE's seminars
and courses.
"A number of ideas are actu-
ally generated by people just
interacting in an unorganized
fashion," he said. "Ideas never
See COMPUTER, Page 3A

ACADEMICS
Students create
journal focused
on sustainability

HOT DOG!

Online database
to foster cross-
disciplinary
collaboration
By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily StaffReporter
For all but the most pedantic
readers, academic journals have
plenty of turn-offs. The language
is technical. The concepts are
intangible. The topics are niche.
But a group of University doc-
toral fellows wants to change
that.
Fellows from the University's
Graham Sustainability Institute
have launched an online jour-
nal - the Michigan Journal of
Sustainability - designed to
improve the accessibility of con-
tent and foster cross-disciplin-
ary collaboration. With online
access and no subscription fees,

the publication's creators hope
academic sustainability research
will be easier to conduct and
understand.
Theperiodical is aimed at a
wide variety of readers, includ-
ing academics, policymakers,
students and concerned citizens
- the people most likely to use
the science that researchers are
uncovering.
"In other words, the MJS
puts sustainability science in the
hands of those who can use it,"
the journal's website states.
Nicholas Rajkovich, the jour-
nal's editor-in-chief and a Gra-
ham Doctoral fellow, said the
publication's format places spe-
cial emphasis on collecting work
from a wide array of academic
disciplines.
"Sustainability issues, by
nature, are interdisciplinary,"
Rajkovich said. "They require
input from a lot of different fields
to derive solutions. If you're writ-
See SUSTAINABILITY, Page 3A

VIRGINIA LOZANO/Daily
Graduate student Ryan Holstad grills bratwurst on North Campus as part of a fundraiser for Pi Tau Sigma, the
mechincal engineering honor society, Tuesday.
ANN ARBOR
Council candidates debate

BUSINESS
Alums form
takeout box
company
after success
on campus
Bizeebox reusable
containers follow
pilot of Go Blue Box
in Michigan Union
By HILLARY CRAWFORD
Daily StaffReporter
In a quest to reduce waste in
a way that appeals to business
and consumer interests, Univer-
sity alumni Rich Grousset and
Raphael Meyer created Bizee-
box, a reusable takeout container
that can be sold to restaurants
and reused up to 350 times.
Grousset and Meyer say Ann
Arbor alone disposes of at least
two-million takeout containers
per year. Bizeebox could meet
the takeout demand with less
than one percent of that quantity.
See COMPANY, Page 3A

League of Woman
Voters hosts Ward
3 and 5 hopefuls
By ALLANA AKHTAR
For TheDaily
Tuesday, the League of
Women Voters hosted a
forum for City Council mem-

ber candidates in Wards 3 and
5 to discuss city issues includ-
ing infrastructure, safety and
transportation.
Ann Arbor City Council
elections will be held on Nov.
5, and with the vote nearing,
candidates are working to
inform the community about
their platforms.
Mary Stasiak, manager of
community .relations for the

League, stressed the inclusiv-
ity of the forums and said she
believed candidates should
have a chance to explore the
issues in a productive way.
"Our being nonpartisan
allows us to bring all people
in and have civil discussions
about the issues that we all
care about," Stasiak said.
Candidates for the 3rd
See COUNCIL, Page 3A

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