Sunny but cold
Lynette Hoelter, a research investigator at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, is bundled up as she makes her way across the Diag on a bright but frigid Tuesday. While the Ann Arbor campus remained operational, classes were canceled as temperatures plunged below zero and wind chills were even colder. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)
Researchers at the College of Engineering are working on computer models that could help tackle a challenging problem during the outbreak of an epidemic: Which facilities should a city close to help limit the public's exposure to the illness? In this video, Siqian Shen, assistant professor of industrial and operations engineering, discusses her team's work to help cities make those decisions quickly and effectively.
President-Elect Mark Schlissel gets his U-M career rolling Friday by spinning the Cube as students cheer him on in Regents' Plaza. Earlier in the day, the Board of Regents approved Schlissel as the university's 14th president. He will succeed Mary Sue Coleman on July 1. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
U-M's next president
Dr. Mark S. Schlissel will become the 14th president of the University of Michigan on July 1. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
Planet Blue Student Leaders donned haz-mat attire earlier this week and waded into garbage from Mary Markley Hall to sort recyclable items from trash. They filled a large trash bin with recyclable materials that would otherwise have headed to a landfill. Part of RecycleMania, the experience helps the students in their efforts to inform and encourage stronger recycling and waste reduction among students living in residence halls.