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September 28, 2012
The University Musical Society just kicked off Hill Auditorium’s centennial season with the Chicago Symphony, which also performed at the venue’s grand opening on May 14, 1913. For the past 100 years, Hill has been hosting memorable performances, speakers and student events. An article in the arts portal Montage takes a look back at its fascinating history.
Photo: Kathy Moody
September 27, 2012
In preparation for the Society of Women Engineers/Tau Beta Pi Career Fair on North Campus, students meet with representatives from Microsoft to receive advice on their resumes at the Duderstadt Center. The annual fair hosts nearly 300 companies. It is the College of Engineering’s largest recruiting event and is one of the largest student-run career fairs in the country.
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
September 26, 2012
U-M scientists and scholars led by President Mary Sue Coleman are visiting Brazil this week to strengthen research and academic collaboration with several leading universities and foundations. Coleman has previously taken faculty delegations to China, Ghana and South Africa to establish academic partnerships.
September 25, 2012
A new, two-wheel "green" alternative is now available for commuting around campus with the launch of the university’s Blue Bikes rental program. Bicycles are now available to students, faculty and staff for daily and weekend rentals. Last March, U-M was one of only 35 campuses nationwide to be named a Bike Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.
September 24, 2012
Members of the incoming class of the School of Natural Resources and Environment recently attended an orientation at the Biological Station, a U-M facility that occupies 10,000 acres of forest, wetlands and lakeshore in the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The annual tradition gives students a chance to meet one another, as well as many of their new professors.
September 20, 2012
In recognition of a transformative gift from Penny and E. Roe Stamps, the U-M Board of Regents approved the renaming of the art-and-design school to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. The Stamps are the most generous donors in A&D’s history and among the most charitable benefactors to an art-and-design school in the United States.
Photo: Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography
September 20, 2012
The most extensive international collection of archives on filmmaker, actor, director and writer Orson Welles is now available to the public and researchers at U-M’s Special Collections Library. The collection includes thousands of documents, letters, telegrams, scripts, production and financial statements, photographs, illustrations and audiovisual materials.
September 19, 2012
Students, faculty and staff will gather on the Diag for U-M’s annual party for the planet on September 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Organized by students with the help of the Office of Campus Sustainability, EarthFest features booths and information about U-M’s sustainability efforts in the areas of climate action, waste prevention, healthy environments and community awareness.
Photo: Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography
September 18, 2012
Over the course of two days, U-M's College of Engineering tracked down incoming engineering students and asked them to talk about their hopes and dreams. The result is a video snapshot of the members of the class of 2016, and how they hope to make a difference in the world.
September 17, 2012
U-M scientists and their colleagues have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time — a hopeful sign for people who can’t smell anything from birth or due to disease. This finding may aid research on other conditions caused by problems with the cilia, the tiny hair-shaped structures on the surfaces of cells.
September 14, 2012
Before the fall term began, U-M students from two schools spent part of an August day gaining hands-on experience with non-profit organizations in areas that will become part of their careers. Students and faculty from the School of Social Work and the School of Public Health participated in community service activities throughout Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities.
Photo: Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography
September 13, 2012
Justice Elena Kagan offered a variety of professional and personal insights, drawn from her first two years on the U.S. Supreme Court, during a recent talk with the U-M Law School community. Her appearance was one of a series of events marking the dedication of South Hall, a new academic building in the Law Quad.
Photo: Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography
September 12, 2012
U-M undergraduate students recently presented and discussed their projects at the 2012 Development Summer Internship Program Showcase. This year marked the sixth summer of the three-month program which introduces participating students to philanthropy as a career through development internships with U-M and other local nonprofit groups.
Photo: Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography
September 11, 2012
From the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula to the cities of southern Michigan, U-M’s Bentley Historical Library’s “Michigan in 3D” exhibit captures 19th century Michigan and the Great Lakes in three dimensions using images scanned from original stereoscopic cards.
Photo: Bentley Historical Library
September 7, 2012
U-M alumni from around the world have sent the Alumni Association footage of themselves singing the chorus of "The Victors," which was compiled into a video. Now, the Alumni Association wants to collect footage from U-M's 500,000 living alumni to present a true reflection of Michigan's global family.
September 6, 2012
U-M researchers and their colleagues have discovered that predatory beetles can detect the alarm signal released by ants under attack by parasitic flies and then use that information to guide their search for safe egg-laying sites on coffee bushes. The findings, which may have implications for pest management, are the first documentation of interactions mediated by ant pheromones.
Photo: Ivette Perfecto
September 5, 2012
U-M faculty and students are researching and studying in more than 100 countries worldwide. Thousands of international scholars, students, speakers and exhibits come to campus each year. The university's engagement with the world is showcased in the new Global Michigan website, featuring compelling stories and photos of people and places, videos and an interactive map.
Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, College of Engineering, Multimedia Producer