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October 21, 2014


October 20, 2014

Passive greenhouse project brings hope to Detroit neighborhood

In a Detroit neighborhood shared by Bangladeshi, Polish immigrants, longtime African-American residents and young artists, a burned-out house is being repurposed as a semi-subterranean, passive geothermal greenhouse that will serve the neighborhood.

October 20, 2014

IGR program manager facilitates dialogues on identity

As a freshman at Ann Arbor's Community High School, D. Alvarez participated in his first dialogue on race. Several years — and a master's degree from U-M's School of Social Work — later, Alvarez is helping to bring dialogues on different identities to the U-M community.

October 20, 2014

Old School: Law student

U-M law student John C. H. Wu, born China in 1899, at age 22 struck up a friendship with Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (then 80). Their correspondence over 11 years was published in "Justice Holmes to Doctor Wu: An Intimate Correspondence, 1921-1932."