Aurum at the Smithsonian
U-M's award-winning solar car, Aurum, was highlighted this week at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., as part of the world premiere of a film focusing on human ingenuity and engineering marvels. Aurum, the current American Solar Challenge title holder and fourth-place finisher in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, was among the competitors featured in the IMAX movie "Dream Big: Engineering Our World." Displaying the car at the National Air and Space Museum are (from left) U-M engineering students Jonathan Cha, Ian Larson and Pavan Naik. (Photo by Aaron Frantz)
On Jan. 30, U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and German Justice Susanne Baer were the featured guests of U-M's first President's Bicentennial Colloquium, titled "The Future University Community," and at a separate discussion at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. This video recaps highlights from that day.
The School of Music, Theatre & Dance's Chamber Choir will perform the world premiere of "Mass Observation," a new work for choir and percussion that composer Tarik O'Regan describes as "a meditation on the histories of our varied ambivalent relationships with surveillance in its myriad guises." In this video, O'Regan joins Jerry Blackstone, professor of music (conducting), and Jonathan Ovalle, assistant professor of music, to discuss the work, which will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Auditorium. Admission is free.
U-M Grammy winners
Two School of Music, Theatre & Dance faculty members have won Grammy Awards. In this video, recorded before the awards ceremony Sunday, Michael Daugherty and Joseph Gramley talk about being nominated for the awards, and balancing performing and teaching at U-M.
Food Literacy for All
Thaddeus Barsotti, co-owner of Farm Fresh to You and Capay Organic, addresses the Food Literacy for All class about his experiences as an organic farmer. (Photo by Lon Horwedel, Michigan Photography)