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December 25, 2012
Now that finals have officially ended and semester break is upon us, there are several closings or reduced hours at offices and buildings across the U-M campuses. Regular hours resume at most locations on Jan. 2.
Photo: Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography
December 20, 2012
Students from the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment recently found a festive and creative way to celebrate the holiday season during their annual winter solstice party. Using an array of ingredients including cookies, candies, pretzels and crackers, they took part in a gingerbread landscape competition.
December 19, 2012
Curated by Dean Guna Nadarajan, the “First Encounters” exhibition at Work•Ann Arbor features objects selected from the studios and workspaces of Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design faculty that provide a meaningful introduction to their work. The show runs through Dec. 21.
December 18, 2012
Members of the class of 2012 sing "The Victors" during Winter Commencement. Featured speaker Dr. Raynard S. Kington, president of Grinnell College and U-M alumnus, advised graduates that they may not have learned all the answers, "but the incredible education you have received at Michigan has certainly equipped you to understand the questions."
Photo: Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography
December 17, 2012
Last year, tens of thousands of refugees from Bhutan who had been in Nepal for decades were being resettled around the world, but 60,000 still remained in the South Asian country. U-M Law Professor James Hathaway, an expert on refugee law, recently traveled to the area to help Nepali nongovernmental organizations develop refugee statutes.
Photo: Sailendra Kharel
December 14, 2012
Cass Technical High School has partnered with the U-M Medical School as part of an effort to connect the U-M with high schools in under-served areas and to stimulate minority students’ interest in medical careers. The partnership will provide academic preparation, career enrichment, individual mentoring and hands-on training for 20 ninth grade students.
December 13, 2012
U-M engineering and medical researchers have developed a nano-roughened glass plate that cancer cells adhere to at greater rates than non-cancerous cells. This device could help improve cancer diagnosis and prognosis by allowing researchers to isolate live circulating tumor cells in order to study their biological and physical properties.
Photo: Weiqiang Chen
December 12, 2012
U-M faculty and students recently shared their diverse winter traditions and holidays during the 2012 Winter Traditions Festival held at Stamps Auditorium on North Campus. There were performance by several student organizations, as well as information booths, food and prizes.
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
December 11, 2012
For the third straight year, U-M ranks first in research and development spending among the nation's public universities, according to the U.S. National Science Foundation. This is the 13th time in the past 27 years that U-M has held the top position among the nation's public universities.
Photo: Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography
December 10, 2012
A U-M-led study of interbreeding between two species of modern-day howler monkeys in Mexico is shedding light on why it's so difficult to confirm instances of hybridization among primates—including early humans—by relying on fossil remains. The study analyzed genetic and morphological data collected from monkeys over the past decade.
Photo: Milagros González
December 6, 2012
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center a grant worth $28.4 million over five years. The center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was also renewed. U-M has received NCI funding for its Cancer Center since 1988. The new grant will fund the center through 2017.
Photo: Lin Jones, Michigan Photography
December 5, 2012
The U-M Department of Theatre & Drama presents one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “A Midsummer Nights Dream,” Dec. 6-9. Directed by Associate Professor Malcolm Tulip, the play recreates a magical wilderness where chaos, love, obsession, and transformation collide.
December 4, 2012
After decades of searching, the Higgs boson particle was observed this summer at the Large Hadron Collider. This historic discovery, in which U-M took part, is considered a tremendous step forward in science. Several U-M physics faculty will share insights during the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle Special Panel Discussion on Dec. 5.
December 3, 2012
The Center for Global and Intercultural Study is hosting a range of literary and artistic events Dec. 2-13 featuring Cuban Poet Laureate Nancy Morejón and Rolando Estévez, an award-winning book designer, theater designer, visual artist and poet. Cuban-inspired performances by U-M students will also be featured.