"I wanted the keys to the tower and the opportunity to play music that blanketed the whole campus."
Tiffany Ng, university carillonist at Burton Tower and assistant professor of music, on what attracted her to the carillon as freshman at Yale.
"You're hoping to find precious things the families wanted to keep, like a photograph anything that could endure that heat."
UMHS registered nurse Kevin Leeser, on searching through the rubble of a wildfire that stuck Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada.
"It used to be frustrating to think that if we start doing research on this maybe in three or four years we can have something for them. The fact that you can design something and you have the technology to make it right away is phenomenal."
Scott Hollister, professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering and associate professor of surgery
"It's often more fun to try to figure out the problem than to do the repair itself."
Bob Winkler, U-M heavy equipment mechanic.
"We are all searching for meaning and ways to grow. It's even more stark in prison — it's so urgent."
Janie Paul, professor of art and social work, and co-creator of the Prison Creative Arts Project
"Research is such an integral part of our institute and university and I'm proud to be a significant player."
Todd Brown, contract and grant specialist at the Life Sciences Institute
"Although I enjoy doing research a lot, it would not be as much fun without students."
Ivette Perfecto, professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment
"The students are great. They want to save the world around them in some way."
Kimberly Smith, program adviser for LSA's Program in the Environment
"Women's leadership has traditionally been undervalued or gone unrecognized altogether by contemporaries and historians alike. This course demonstrates that women have left an inspiring and instructional legacy of leadership."
Georgina Hickey, professor of history in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at UM-Dearborn
"I like the people, and there are always new and interesting things going on."
Brandon Werner, screen reader specialist, on his job using technology to assist blind people.