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July 29, 2011
For the second year, U-M and the Traverse City Film Festival have formed an educational partnership. Screen arts faculty are serving as jurors reviewing 80 films and 40 shorts, two faculty members are teaching an onsite film school and two film students are premiering short films: “Work/Study” and “Shark Tank” (shown during production at left). The festival runs July 26-31.
July 27, 2011
Ford School of Public Policy student Kate Saetang is working with an inter-governmental organization, the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland this summer. All Master of Public Policy students are required to complete a policy-related internship that gives them the opportunity to apply their knowledge to significant problems in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
July 25, 2011
Organized by the U-M Museum of Art and curated by Xiaobing Tang, Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies at U-M, “Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints” is the largest exhibition of recent Chinese prints in the United States since 2000. On view through October 23, the exhibit showcases 114 works by 41 leading artists.
July 22, 2011
The Ann Arbor Art Fair, a group of four award-winning art fairs, attracts more than 500,000 visitors to the streets of downtown Ann Arbor and the U-M campus every July. This year, more than 1,100 artists are displaying their work and engaging the imaginations of fairgoers through July 23.
July 20, 2011
The U-M School of Art & Design’s 2011 alumni exhibit, Things that Move, is featuring a broad range of creative work at the Slusser Gallery on North Campus and at Work • Ann Arbor on State Street through August 5. The show’s opening reception will be on July 22 during the Ann Arbor Art Fair.
July 18, 2011
The national champion U-M Solar Car Team is putting its 2011 car and crew to the test before the October World Solar Challenge. On Saturday, they began a 1,000-mile, four-day “mock race” around Michigan’s Lower Peninsula that stops in St. Joseph, Ludington, Traverse City, Mackinaw City and Tawas City.
July 14, 2011
Betty Ford’s life was marked by her commitment to her family and to political and cultural issues, including addiction treatment, breast cancer awareness, and feminism. The Ford School has prepared a tribute to her outside of the Betty Ford Classroom in Weill Hall that will be open through July 15. Her late husband, President Ford, was a U-M alumnus.
July 13, 2011
Students taking part in the IDEA Institute’s Middle School Summer Science Camp collect water samples at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. For two weeks, campers explore water quality chemistry, earth science and biology through laboratory, classroom and field trip experiences led by U-M undergraduate students.
July 11, 2011
Law School students argue a larceny from a vehicle case in front of Ann Arbor attorney Drew McGuinness, ’88, as he acts as trial judge. A long-held tradition at U-M, mock trials help prepare students for their legal careers in a realistic courtroom setting.
July 8, 2011
Part of the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program, Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) brings 7th- and 8th-grade students to the U-M campus for a week each summer. Group collaborations, tours of U-M labs, and career planning all help support young women who want to enter the science and engineering fields.
Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, Communications and Marketing Department, College of Engineering
July 6, 2011
From Guatemala to the Great Lakes to local rivers and streams, graduate students in aquatic sciences from the School of Natural Resources and Environment will go to any length (or depth) to conduct their field research. You can read about this and other student research activities on SNRE’s blog, Postcards from the Field.
July 1, 2011
To ensure a healthy overall environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors, all three campuses of the University of Michigan became smoke-free on July 1. U-M is joining at least 466 colleges and universities across the United States that have banned smoking on campus. In the Big Ten, the University of Iowa and Indiana University are smoke free.
Photo: Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services