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January 31, 2012
Ford School graduate students recently took part in an integrated policy exercise, a three-day simulation of policymaking scenarios. This year's theme revolved around the alleged poisoning of waterways along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas and its potential effect on immigration policy, commerce, energy dependence, homeland security, public health, and poverty.
January 30, 2012
With high-energy pulsed lasers in a French lab, an international team of researchers including a U-M professor have created conditions similar to those in the early universe when galaxies were forming. Their experiment has demonstrated that galactic magnetic fields may happen spontaneously from the motion of charged particles, as prevailing theory suggests.
January 27, 2012
Praising U-M for its efforts to cut costs, President Barack Obama unveiled a higher education plan for the nation that included increased funding for universities that keep tuition affordable and provide value. The president addressed 4,000 people Friday morning at the Al Glick Field House on South Campus.
Photo: Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services
January 26, 2012
A 1,235-square-foot mural with a visual language theme was just installed on the fourth floor of Palmer Commons. It was created by 11 non-art majors from the "Art in Public Spaces/Big Paintings" course in U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. The project is part of LSA’s Winter 2012 theme semester "Language: The Human Quintessence."
January 25, 2012
President Barack Obama will be speaking at U-M on Jan. 27. This will be his second trip to campus as president. He also delivered the Spring Commencement address in 2010. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Michigan Union Ticket Office beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 26.
Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
January 24, 2012
As the Rackham Graduate School enters its 100th year, there is much to celebrate. U-M currently offers 108 doctoral, 83 master’s and 33 certificate programs, is one of the largest producers of Ph.D.s in the nation, and is among America’s top-ranked universities in the number of doctoral degrees granted to members of underrepresented groups.
Photo: Philip Dattilo Photography
January 23, 2012
Jason De Leon, a U-M assistant professor, uses anthropology to provide insight into the U.S.-Mexico border crossing experience. His Undocumented Migration Project — the largest collection of migrant artifacts in the country — has been uncovering the stories behind thousands of shoes, backpacks and other materials discarded in the Sonora desert since 2008.
January 20, 2012
To celebrate the new year, the Office of the Vice President for Communications recently produced a "Hail 2012" video greeting that features photos from the popular "Day in the Life" photography series from U-M Photo Services and a performance by the G-Men, a U-M a cappella group.
January 19, 2012
The U-M Life Sciences Orchestra hosts a concert on Jan. 22 at Hill Auditorium saluting the opening of the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Before the show, and at intermission, children will be able to make music at a “petting zoo” of string and percussion instruments. In its 12th year, the LSO is made up of medical and science faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Photo: Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services
January 18, 2012
The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise and the Union of Concerned Scientists are hosting a town hall discussion on Jan. 20 at the Ross School of Business called Cures for Climate Confusion: Breaking Through in Our Neighborhoods and the Nation. The event will explore how people process complex scientific information and how that informs both the public and political debate.
Photo: Angus Duncan
January 17, 2012
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts 2012 Winter Theme Semester focuses on “Language: The Human Quintessence.” Across campus, faculty and students are exploring language as a window into the human mind and society through special courses, speakers, performances, and events. Pictured is an image taken from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s Egyptian antiquities collection.
January 15, 2012
U-M’s 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium — with the theme, "Building on the Past to a New Generation of Activism" — will feature a range of speakers and programs to celebrate King's life and legacy this month. The keynote speaker Michele Norris, a National Public Radio reporter and author, appears at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at Hill Auditorium.
Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
January 13, 2012
The 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium that runs this month at U-M is one of the most prominent observances nationally. One event, the Circle of Unity on the Diag at 3 p.m. on Jan. 16, gives participants the opportunity to reflect on MLK’s dream and to share their own dream for the future.
Photo: Scott C. Soderberg, U-M Photo Services
January 12, 2012
The College of Engineering recently created a "This is Michigan Engineering" video to share the U-M experience with prospective students even before they visit campus. Shot on North and Central campuses, it includes both diags and even a trip down to the stadium.
January 11, 2012
Professor Liz Gerber and a team of Ford School master’s students recently presented their policy recommendations to the General Motors Foundation in Detroit’s Renaissance Center. The students developed an assessment as part of the Applied Policy Seminar, a course that prepares students for careers in policy analysis and public management by partnering them with real-world policy clients.
January 10, 2012
Africa is one of several locations that Graham Institute Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars can do fieldwork. Interested U-M students apply to this program during the second semester of their sophomore year. This year’s deadline is Jan. 17. The Graham Institute is a partnership of U-M schools, colleges and units that fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration to share knowledge and offer solutions related to complex sustainability issues.
January 5, 2012
From January to March, the University Musical Society presents a special "season-within-a-season" that celebrates change makers and thought leaders in the performing arts. Philip Glass' "Einstein on the Beach" is one the highlights of this season. The opera runs Jan. 20-22 at the Power Center.
January 4, 2012
President Mary Sue Coleman welcomes the campus community to a new year that will take U-M in engaging and interesting directions. This video highlights several activities and projects in 2012 that include sustainable energy in Brazil, a student business at TechArb and an English class taught using American Sign Language.
Photo: Angela J. Cesere, AnnArbor.com