Dynamic trios at UM-Dearborn
Showcasing innovative faculty research, the first UM-Dearborn MCubed event, "Hail to the Cube," took place Monday with a poster session with more than 30 projects, including these involving student research assistants Malak Nasser (left) and Monica De Roche. Part of U-M's larger MCubed research funding initiative, each project's group has three faculty members granted various levels of funding — from $15,000 to $60,000 — in three-year cycles. Teams must have members representing at least two different academic departments at the Ann Arbor or Dearborn campuses. (Photo by Jason Bolton)
The way it was meant to be
"An American in Paris," a tone poem by George Gershwin that premiered in 1928, is the first project of the George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition to be published by the University of Michigan and Schott Music Group. In this video, Mark Clague, director of U-M's Gershwin Initiative and associate professor of musicology, discusses notable findings of the new edition.
Swim with the robots
With a customized Iver 3 underwater drone, assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering Matthew Kai Johnson-Roberson, and his team in the Deep Robotic Optical Perception Lab have a new set of underwater eyes that could provide regulatory agencies, scientists and the public with a window into the health of the world's lakes and oceans. This video shows how the drone is used to monitor and map the Great Lakes.
Trotter Center groundbreaking
Members of the university community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at the site of the new William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center on South State Street. Turning a ceremonial first shovelful of dirt are, from left, Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper; Logan Pratt, a recent graduate and member of the Trotter Advisory Committee; President Mark Schlissel; Leo Thornton and Satra Taylor, student staff members at the Trotter Center; and Michael Swanigan, the center's interim director. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
This photo, titled "Double Helix" and taken by engineering student Monicka Chang at the Vatican Museum in Vatican City, is the first-place winner in the fall As I See It Black and White Photography Competition conducted by Arts at Michigan. View a page of photos by the other finalists and a description of their work.