Burton Tower in maize and blue
In celebration of the university's 200th year, the iconic Burton Tower will glow in new maize and blue lighting for the bicentennial's UMich200 Spring Festival. Starting the week of April 3, the tower will be illuminated in white lights. The lights will transition to maize and blue and end with a multimedia light show supporting the "True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan," event at Hill Auditorium on April 8. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
Corey Seeman has taken tens of thousands of images of squirrels since embracing photography in 2007. Seeman, director of library services at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business' Kresge Library, says he has taken at least one picture every day for nine years. This gallery from Michigan Today captures the varied facets of the campus' furry residents. Interested in thousands of squirrel shots? View Seeman's flickr gallery. (Photo by Corey Seeman)
Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause rigid structures to age and crack, but researchers at the College of Engineering may have an answer for that: Design them more like tooth enamel. In this video, Nicholas Kotov, Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, and macromolecular science and engineering, explains his team's work to develop a synthetic material with the structural benefits of enamel.
The big picture
LSA senior Edna Hanafi's photo of llamas crossing a road in the Andes is one of several highlighted in the International Institute’s annual photo contest, which documents the beauty and meaningful moments that students brought back to campus from their travels abroad.
Crystal structures app
Joanna Millunchick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Presidential Bicentennial Professor and professor of materials science and engineering, is working to change the way people visualize crystal structures. In this video, Millunchick and her development partner, Duncan Abbot, CEO of Gwydion Inc., explain how an app that centers on virtual and augmented reality — technology more frequently used for video games — can create a new affordable platform that will be available to anyone worldwide with a printer and a smart phone.