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May 31, 2011
On June 8, the “U-M Women Leaders Making a Difference: Stories to Inspire Your Path” event at the Power Center highlights how a group of diverse and successful U-M women leaders like Ruth Person, the Chancellor of UM-Flint, went from “everyday” women to extraordinary leaders.
Photo: Scott R. Galvin, U-M Photo Services
May 27, 2011
The U-M Library’s Copyright Office is launching an effort to identify orphans, or in-copyright works whose owners cannot be identified or located, among the holdings of the HathiTrust Digital Library. The lack of data on orphans makes it difficult to create policies that would allow scholars and researchers to access these works.
Photo: Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services
May 26, 2011
Associate Professor Geri Allen is recognized as one of the world’s great living jazz pianists. In high demand as both a performer and mentor, she splits her time between professional gigs around the world and the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Photo: Scott C. Soderberg, U-M Photo Services
May 25, 2011
The Instructional Development and Educational Assessment (IDEA) Institute, a joint venture between the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the School of Education, brings U-M faculty and students together to develop teaching methods that advance learning in science and math from middle school through graduate school.
May 24, 2011
U-M students taking part in the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU) in Vietnam and Laos help a family build a foundation for a bathroom. GIEU supports projects in the U.S. and around the world that allow undergraduates and faculty to gain a greater understanding of global situations and processes.
May 23, 2011
Two graduate students collect sponge and tunicate samples, and sediments off the coast of Costa Rica. They are working on a project with U-M Professor David Sherman that is exploring the biochemical pathways of marine microoganisms with the goal of finding new drug candidates for infectious diseases and cancers.
Photo: David H. Sherman
May 20, 2011
Science, policy and industry leaders are gathering at U-M for the “Developing Global Sustainability: U.S./China Partnerships” conference May 20-21 to examine the key policies and technologies needed to attain sustainable energy, water resources and transportation in the U.S. and China.
Photo: Getty Images
May 19, 2011
A recent fashion slideshow on LSA Wire features photos from the Bentley Historical Library like these students roller skating in front of Angell Hall in the 1920s. The library has an extensive collection documenting the history of the state and U-M that includes more than 1.5 million photographs.
Photo: Bentley Historical Library
May 18, 2011
The John R. and Georgene M. Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center at the Ross Business School includes a classroom equipped with live financial data feeds, information services, and research and trading tools that allow students to experience the look and feel of an actual trading floor environment.
Photo: Ross School of Business
May 17, 2011
The U-M Museum of Zoology’s Insect Division is home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of insects. Featuring nearly 4.5 million specimens, it attracts researchers from near and far to view its holdings in the Ruthven Museums Building.
Photo: Mark O’Brien
May 16, 2011
Perry Samson, a professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS), studies the intersection of weather and climate. Each summer, he organizes a storm-chasing trip for U-M students studying meteorology. Along with other AOSS researchers, he also developed a website that tracks tornados across the country in real time.
May 13, 2011
For 2011, the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum annual fundraiser is running a series of themed plant sales throughout the month of May and into early June. This weekend visitors will have the opportunity to purchase the hard-to-find annuals that grow in Matthaei’s Gateway Garden.
May 12, 2011
U-M’s nationally ranked Cardiovascular Center (CVC), a leader in heart valve replacement, recently performed its first minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. The CVC is among 40 sites in the nation selected for a study examining alternatives to open heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis.
May 11, 2011
The University Symphony Band just left for a three-week tour of China to visit Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xi’an, Shenyang, Beijing and Tianjin and perform at conservatories and concert halls along the way. The students will also meet with college-age Chinese musicians to exchange ideas through music.
Photo: Peter Smith Photography
May 10, 2011
In 2010, U-M’s Planet Blue initiative helped save $5.2 million in utility costs for 67 buildings on campus. Many new U-M buildings are now being constructed with sustainability measures right from the start. North Quad was designed to be 30 percent more energy efficient than state code requires.
Photo: Scott C. Soderberg, U-M Photo Services
May 9, 2011
U-M student innovators who started companies this past academic year recently shared their achievements with local venture capitalists and angel investors at the Student Startup Showcase. There was plenty to celebrate: prizes from competitions around the country and the successful launch of dozens of student businesses.
Photo: Daryl Marshke, U-M Photo Services
May 5, 2011
U-M’s ArtsEngine is hosting a symposium titled “The Role of Art-Making and the Arts in a Research University” May 4-6 where representatives from more than 40 peer institutions across the U.S. will explore the importance of advancing arts-integration initiatives on their campuses.
Photo: Greg Wakefield
May 4, 2011
U-M students Meryl Davis and Charlie White, reigning Olympic silver medalists and the three-time U.S. champions, became the first American team to win the gold medal in ice dancing at the World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow last Saturday.
Photo: Getty Images
May 3, 2011
The new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital rises above the trees of Nichols Arboretum. Opening in November 2011, the facility will provide a larger home for specialty services for newborns, children and pregnant women—many of which are not offered anywhere else in Michigan.
Photo: Philip Dattilo Photography
May 2, 2011
The Final Showing of the Creative Process class took place at the Duderstadt Gallery last week. This interdisciplinary arts course led by Art & Design, Music, Theatre & Dance, Architecture, and Engineering faculty brings students from across campus together to explore creativity through hands-on activities.
Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, Communications and Marketing Department, College of Engineering