'We Want a Veto'
The International Institute's annual photo contest offers a window onto the unique places where students affiliated with the institute and its 17 centers and programs have gone to intern and study abroad the previous year. This photo by Matt Harmon, titled "We Want a Veto," took first place in the Not Just a Tourist category. "Warsaw erupted when its government almost passed a bill that would put the Polish Supreme Court under government control. The people did not stay silent," Harmon said.
When China formally announced plans to establish a national carbon market in December, it was double the European Union's carbon market and 10 times the size of California's cap-and-trade system. The effort to create a market for carbon pricing has been littered with stories of many failures but also some successes over the last two decades. In this video, Barry Rabe, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, discusses why political support for a carbon price remains one of the heaviest lifts in American politics and beyond.
U-M students, faculty and staff all play a role in creating a sustainable campus through four key areas: climate action, waste prevention, healthy environments and community engagement. This video outlines various ways the campus community can support U-M's sustainability goals through Planet Blue.
Graduates attending the ceremony for first-generation students recently shared their plans for the next step on their respective journeys. This video was created by the University Career Center, in partnership with the Comprehensive Studies Program, the First Generation office in Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, and the Office of New Student Programs.
For his solo show "Abstract Ancestry: Machine-Works on Paper," Detroit-based artist Matthew Angelo Harrison will produce a suite of mechanical drawings with his homemade 3-D printer. In this video, Harrison, the Institute for the Humanities' Efroymson Emerging Artist in Residence, discusses his work, including new drawings that people can watch being made during the span of the exhibition, which runs through May 11 at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery, 202 S. Thayer.