'Glancing Back, Dancing Forward'
As part of U-M’s bicentennial, "Glancing Back, Dancing Forward" celebrates the long presence of dance on campus through a fast-paced collage of dance works old and new. In this video, Jessica Fogel, professor and chair of the Department of Dance, discusses how the production, which runs through Sunday at the Power Center for the Performing Arts, celebrates dance at U-M.
Sturgeon spawning reefs
U-M researchers are part of a multi-institution team working to restore lake sturgeon — once common in the Great Lakes — by building rock spawning reefs in two Detroit-area rivers. In this video, doctoral candidate Joseph Krieger and Jennifer Read, director of the U-M Water Center, explain the project.
Social justice and the performing arts
As part of their visit to U-M this week, U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and German Justice Susanne Baer discussed social justice and the performing arts with School of Music, Theatre & Dance Dean Aaron Dworkin and his wife, Afa Dworkin, president and artistic director of the Sphinx Organization.
"I can finally say it — Go Blue!" declared U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor after President Mark Schlissel presented her with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree Monday. The ceremony occurred before her discussion with German Justice Susanne Baer as part of the first President's Bicentennial Colloquium. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
Body of work
Serena Williams has more Grand Slam tournament victories than any tennis player in history, and is recognized as one of the greatest athletes of this or any era. Nonetheless, she receives almost as much attention for the way she looks. In this video, Yago Colás, professor of comparative literature and the Residential College, uses Williams as an example to explore issues of race and gender in sports, and why women athletes must still contend with idealized norms of physical female beauty that are often incompatible with peak athletic performance.