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April 30, 2012
A Gallery of Teaching Innovations will be highlighted as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of U-M’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) on May 4 at the Michigan Union. Established in 1962, CRLT was the first teaching center in the country and has been used as a model by hundreds of institutions across the nation.
Photo: Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography
April 27, 2012
U-M’s Spring Commencement takes place at Michigan Stadium on April 28. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent and U-M alumnus will address the graduates as they join the largest (and proudest) living alumni group in the world. As President Mary Sue Coleman would say, “For today, goodbye. For tomorrow, good luck. And forever, Go Blue!”
Photo: Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography
April 26, 2012
Students from the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment dance the night away at the third annual Sustain-A-Ball. The event, organized by the SNRE Student Government, took place at a club in downtown Ann Arbor and had a "Revenge of the SNREds" theme. SNRE Dean Marie Lynn Miranda even joined the students on the dance floor.
April 25, 2012
“Journey Crossed,” a photograph taken by U-M undergraduate student Rebecca Steiner on the border between Israel and Jordan recently won first place in the travel-themed “As I See It” Photography Competition. Arts at Michigan holds photo contests for students throughout the year. Entries are narrowed down by staff and finalists are voted on in the Unions and online.
Photo: Rebecca Steiner
April 24, 2012
U-M students from the School of Art & Design and the College of Engineering learn how to mold, cast and tune musical instruments in a class titled Shaping the Sound of Bronze. This multi-disciplinary course culminates in an end-of-semester performance where the students play the metallaphones and gongs they made themselves.
Photo: Greg Wakefield
April 23, 2012
One U-M alumnus learned the true Michigan difference after his graduation from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business when he contacted members of U-M’s extensive alumni network to broaden his business outreach. He ended up traveling to eight countries over eight months and meeting with roughly 50 U-M graduates around the world to explore entrepreneurial and investment opportunities.
April 20, 2012
After pivoting, prototyping and engaging potential customers, more than 35 U-M student startups pitched and demonstrated their ideas to angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and members of the local entrepreneurial community during the recent Student Venture Showcase at U-M's TechArb in downtown Ann Arbor.
Photo: Lon Horwedel, Michigan Photography
April 19, 2012
Graduate students from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning recently designed a cultural center, equipped with an inverted aquarium, during a three-day architectural design and material study. U-M's graduate and undergraduate programs in architecture consistently rank among the most prestigious and most admired in the country.
Photo: Dorimar del Río
April 18, 2012
A U-M paleontologist and his colleagues have found an example of a one-sided, asymmetrical predator-prey relationship. Over a nearly 200-million-year span, sea urchins (the white predator at right) have forced formerly stationary marine animals called crinoids (the red prey at left) to develop the ability to escape from them by creeping along the ocean floor.
April 17, 2012
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center collaborated with the U-M Museum of Art to create “Paths to Renewal: Teaching, Leading, and Healing through Art.” An interactive virtual exhibit featuring works chosen by UMMA student docents, it is designed to promote the healthy relationship values of respect and communication.
Photo: Tyree Guyton
April 16, 2012
Nearly three years after U-M bought the former Pfizer site to expand its research infrastructure, the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) is delivering on the university's promise to establish a multi-disciplinary, collaborative and forward-thinking scientific community. Watch the latest NCRC video to learn about what's going on there today.
Photo: Scott R. Galvin, Michigan Photography
April 13, 2012
George Jewett II enrolled at U-M in 1890 with plans to become a doctor but first he became a pioneer. Born just five years after the Civil War, Jewett was the first African American football player at U-M, where his speed, toughness and gift for finding his way through mayhem made him a star.
Photo: Bentley Historical Library
April 12, 2012
U-M is one of five universities taking part in the new Northern/Pacific Universities Global Health Research Training Consortium. Supported by a $5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the consortium will train 12 to 15 fellows each year to address global health needs such as AIDS, malaria and maternal and child health.
April 11, 2012
All four of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s performances of "Chicago" at the Power Center, April 12-15, are sold out. The sharp-edged satire about our society’s fascination with criminal celebrities is directed and choreographed by associate professor of musical theatre Linda Goodrich, with music direction by assistant professor Cynthia Kortman Westphal.
Photo: Peter Smith Photography
April 10, 2012
A remote-controlled Segway robot, developed by a U-M electrical engineering doctoral student, creates a four-dimensional map of campus. It uses a camera and laser scanner to gather information about environmental changes due to construction, traffic, weather, day and night, and the seasons. Similar projects were highlighted recently at U-M's Robotics Day 2012.
Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, University of Michigan CoE Multimedia Producer
April 9, 2012
U-M School of Art & Design students yarn bombed the front stairways of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library last week with 10,000 square inches of colorful, hand-knitted banners as part of a Concept, Form and Context class project. The playful display brightened both the landscape and the pre-finals mood on central campus.
Photo: Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography
April 6, 2012
The U-M Museum of Art holds its next After Hours community event on April 12 from 7-10 p.m. There are currently four special exhibitions on view at UMMA including Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, a show that features more than 100 works by major artists, such as George Maciunas, Yoko Ono and Nam June Paik.
Photo: Lin Jones, U-M Photo Services
April 5, 2012
A team of U-M architects, civil engineers, and materials and environmental scientists are collaborating on the Integrated Responsive Building Envelopes project. Their work will explore intelligent building exteriors that monitor weather, daylight and occupant use to manage heating, cooling and lighting to protect the environment and promote energy efficiency.
April 4, 2012
President Mary Sue Coleman speaks with U-M students participating in the Michigan in Washington program during the 61st annual U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Coleman told more than 300 breakfast attendees, including members of Congress and others, how the university is working to keep college affordable.
Photo: Jayrol San Jose, Freed Photography
April 3, 2012
Michigan Undergrads Serving In the Community (MUSIC) Matters presents Grammy-nominated Best New Artist 2012, J. Cole, at Hill Auditorium on April 6 in a concert to benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The concert is the capstone event for SpringFest 2012 which features arts organizations, entertainment, games and food on the Diag earlier that day.
Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images