After six months of renovations at Pierpont Commons, the new Fireside Café has opened, offering a wide range of fresh and hearty foods and a dynamic dining room that provides a welcoming place to eat, meet and relax. Celebrating the café's grand opening at a ceremony Sept. 8 are, from left, Loren Rullman associate vice presient for student life; E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life; Steve Mangan ,director of Michigan Dining; Michael Swanigan, director of Pierpont Commons; John Taylor, senior director of auxiliary services and director of University Unions; and Isaiah Bailey, a U-M graduate student. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
A traveling exhibit currently at the Dana Building commemorates the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, which once filled the skies over North America. In this video, Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, research scientist in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, discusses the exhibit and the once-abundant bird it honors.
Trotter Center open house
President Mark S. Schlissel enjoys a snack while chatting with U-M students Alexis Lowe (left) and Charisma Hoskins on Thursday during an open house marking the completion of infrastructure improvements and other renovations at the Trotter Multicultural Center. Students have underscored the importance of increasing the center's functionality during meetings with university officials related to issues of diversity and improving the climate on the Ann Arbor campus. (Photo by Lon Horwedel, Michigan Photography)
In chambers that mimic Mars’ conditions, Michigan Engineering researchers have shown how small amounts of liquid water could form on the planet despite its below-freezing temperatures. This video explores how researchers found that a type of salt present in Martian soil can readily melt ice it touches – just like salts do on Earth’s slippery winter walkways and roads.
Nicholas Klein does chin-ups as Army ROTC cadets Mason Thaxton (left) and Alexander Mundorf look on during Tuesday's FestiFall Student Information Fair. A wide variety of organizations had booths and provided information for students who converged on the Central Campus Diag. A similar event, GoNorth! Fest, will be Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the North Campus Diag. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)