True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan
Last Saturday, a packed Hill Auditorium celebrated U-M's bicentennial at the star-studded True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan. In this video, students, faculty, staff and alumni share their pride and excitement in preparing for and participating in the evening honoring 200 years of valiant history. And those unable to have attended in person can watch the full show online.
Focus on robots
Kevin French, a Ph.D. student in robotics, demonstrates a robotic arm, controlled with a Wii controller, that his group built for the Robotics Day technology showcase that took place Tuesday at the North Campus Research Complex. The event showcases state-of-the-art robotic technologies and educational efforts from universities, school districts, industry and government agencies across Michigan. (Photo by Akhil Kantipuly, College of Engineering)
200 objects in 200 days
Dean C. Worcester (center, in white hat) was Secretary of Interior of the Philippines when it was a U.S. territory. He was also a key figure in the creation of the U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology. This 1905 photo taken in Cagayan, Luzon, The Philippines, is part of a new UMMAA online exhibit celebrating the university's bicentennial. Each day, for 200 days, it will feature a different photo highlighting objects from the collections, museum personalities and UMMAA expeditions. "200 Objects in 200 Days" began March 31 and runs through Oct. 16.
A tree grows in the Diag
Children water an elm sapling last week during a ceremony marking the tree's planting on the Central Campus Diag as part of the university's bicentennial celebration. It continues the legacy of plantings that started in the 1850s and that gave the Diag its physical character. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
Ralph Williams, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus and professor emeritus of English language and literature, was joined by Kathleen Sienko, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of mechanical engineering, during True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan on Saturday night. The event featured U-M faculty, staff and leaders joining celebrity alumni who returned to campus for a star-studded evening at Hill Auditorium celebrating U-M's bicentennial. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)