Golden Apple Lecture
Sandra R. Levitsky, associate professor of sociology, delivers her "ideal last lecture" as the 2018 recipient of the Golden Apple Award. Each year, Golden Apple recipients are asked to deliver a lecture as though it were their last. Levitsky's lecture, delivered Monday evening at Rackham Auditorium, touched on her road to becoming a teacher, the underlying optimism behind sociology, and how using one's voice to promote social change is a politically powerful form of optimism. (Photo by Peter Matthews, Michigan Photography)
'A nice moment'
This photo by LSA junior Ben Hsu, titled "A nice moment," took first place in the most recent As I See It Photo Competition, which was built around the theme of "Happiness." View a page of photos by the other finalists and a description of their work. This was Arts at Michigan's final As I See It competition for the 2017-18 year.
Research through making
The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning's Research Through Making enables faculty to engage in architecture research or creative projects that are predicated on making. Seed funding is competitively awarded annually for up to five projects. This video illustrates one of five projects recently awarded funding and which will be on display at the Liberty Annex Gallery through May 6.
Superhero health insurance
Everyone needs health insurance — even superheroes. This key point and the message that there are people available to help navigate the complex system of health insurance enrollment are takeaways from several short superhero videos and a web resource created through a partnership among several Detroit-area agencies and the School of Public Health. In this video, U-M faculty, agency officials, and program participants discuss the program.
Tree Campus USA
Campus Forester Mike Rutkofske demonstrates tree maintenance. U-M's continued efforts to promote healthy trees and engaged students, faculty and staff in the spirit of conservation has resulted in the university's 10th straight designation as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Facilities and Operations)