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First Digital Resource Explores 1918 Flu Epidemic

ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan has established the largest digital collection of materials relating to the 1918 influenza epidemic in the United States.

“The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia,” created by the Center for the History of Medicine in partnership with the U-M Library’s MPublishing, documents 50 diverse communities in the United States during fall 1918 and winter 1919—a period when the effects of influenza caused the deaths of an estimated 650,000 Americans (and 50 million people worldwide). (more…)

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Long-term Survey Reveals Gen Xers Are Active, Balanced and Happy

*Surprisingly, people born between 1961 and 1981 are not isolated socially*

Despite being stereotyped as a bunch of insecure underachievers, most members of Generation X lead active, balanced and happy lives, according to a long-term University of Michigan survey.

“They are not bowling alone,” says political scientist Jon D. Miller, author of The Generation X Report. “They are active in their communities, mainly satisfied with their jobs and able to balance work, family and leisure.” (more…)

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