Taking Tagore to the world
Mousumi Banerjee, research professor of biostatistics, grew up listening to and singing the music of Indian composer Rabindranath Tagore. In an effort to make the music more accessible to the Western world, Banerjee and Indian musician Rajeeb Chakraborty engaged with students at Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School. In this video, Banerjee and Chakraborty explain their project.
Innovation at IHPI
The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation is a place where intellectual energy and passion for improving public health converge. This video illustrates how it's a vibrant home for health services researchers from multiple disciplines to collaborate and tackle some of the toughest issues in health and health care.
New president at UMS
Matthew VanBesien discusses his new role as president of the University Musical Society and what attracted him to it. VanBesien, currently president of the New York Philharmonic, will assume leadership of UMS in July.
Music and science
The University Symphony Orchestra will take a tour of the solar system Wednesday when it performs Mozart’s "Jupiter Symphony" and Holst’s "The Planets." This video previews the performance, which will accompany the Ann Arbor premiere of a film by U-M alumnus José Francisco Salgado, highlighting the deep connections between art and science. The concert at Hill Auditorium begins at 8 p.m. and is free to the public.
Atomic Highways and Byways
In this video, artist Joan Linder provides insight and a tour of the primary site she illustrated for her exhibition "Atomic Highways and Byways," near Willow Run Airport. The exhibition, which runs through March 10 at the Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer, also looks at two toxic landscapes near Niagara Falls and the ways in which all three are interconnected.