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2014-09-10 12:29:06

TROY, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaumont Health President and CEO Gene Michalski has named the top executive team for the new $3.8 billion health care organization that combined Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare. "We had a deep pool of qualified internal candidates from throughout our new organization to draw from in selecting the team to lead Beaumont Health," says Michalski. "What makes our new organization so special is that there are talented...

2014-09-10 12:28:14

Top-tier performance for U-M Health System residency programs in all 20 specialties rated in Doximity/U.S. News poll ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors nationwide rate the University of Michigan Health System as one of the best places for young doctors to train in their chosen field, across 20 medical specialties, according to a new ranking released today. U-M residency programs earned a top spot in the country in all ranked specialties, from...

2014-09-10 12:25:25

MIDLAND, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everyone's favorite ogre comes to life when Center Stage Theatre presents "Shrek The Musical" September 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and September 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium of Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews Rd., Midland. "Shrek The Musical" is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121025/DC00288LOGO "I am so proud to be...

2014-09-10 04:20:59

ProQuest provides counterpoint to "official" history with works penned by troops ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. To commemorate it, information powerhouse ProQuest has created a free online gallery of 100-year-old magazines written and illustrated -- mostly unofficially and anonymously - by troops serving on the War's fronts, including trenches around the world. Poems, essays, jokes, cartoons and observations are...

2014-09-10 00:21:06

DETROIT, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Excellent Schools Detroit has released its 2014 Scorecard, introducing - for the first time - recommendations for the best early learning and care facilities in metropolitan Detroit, along with ratings for K-8 schools in the area that have made the Scorecard a must for parents looking for the best schools to fit their children's needs. For the fifth annual Excellent Schools Detroit Scorecard, the organization's leadership included early learning...

2014-09-09 16:23:42

DETROIT, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan F.A.S.H. FEST LLC's anticipated go-to event comes to Detroit for the 3(rd) year on September 12. The two-day event kicks off with the Runway Industry Showcase/Gala from 8-11 p.m. at the Skillman Branch Detroit Public Library, 121 Gratiot and continues with the Free Fine Art Festival on September 13, noon-11 p.m., taking over Farmer Street. Michigan F.A.S.H. FEST LLC was created by Detroit-based Presence II Productions, an experiential...

2014-09-09 04:21:04

Innovative Z-Fold Design Provides an Improved and Easier Way to Keep Instruments and Implants Sterile FENTON, Mich, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) bestowed their Seal of Recognition on CFI Medical Sterile-Z(TM) Technology on August 12, 2014, acknowledging the design's education materials are consistent with AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. CFI Medical (www.cfimedical.com) officially launched the...

2014-09-08 23:07:29

The complimentary events will be held at the Autodesk Novi, Mich. offices and led by Tata in-house 3D simulation and prototyping expert Ben Curtin Novi, Mich (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Premier Autodesk Gold Partner, Tata Technologies will be participating with Autodesk in the Factory Design Suite customer test drive series on Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Wednesday, Sept. 10. The complimentary breakfast and lunch events will be held at the Autodesk Novi, Mich. offices and led by Tata in-house 3D...

2014-09-08 16:23:19

DETROIT, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combine a sophisticated affair at a beautiful venue recognizing a well-deserving philanthropic couple and benefiting cancer research and it results in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 21st Annual Partners Night, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the historic Detroit Public Library located at 5201 Woodward Ave., in Detroit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144081 The Detroit Public Library, celebrating its 150...

2014-09-08 16:23:06

DETROIT, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to support Michigan children and their families to develop healthier habits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Detroit Lions on the #MIKidsCan Lions Experience Sweepstakes, a digital sweepstakes asking Lions fans to share what their kids can do to be healthy and active while receiving an opportunity to win prizes. The sweepstakes supports BCBSM's ongoing commitment to children's health and its #MIKidsCan...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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