2018 Distinguished Dissertation Awards
The 2018 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recipients were honored this week. Awardees received a $1,000 honorarium recognizing exceptional scholarly work and completion of their doctoral degrees in 2018. The annual competition is co-sponsored by ProQuest and Rackham Graduate School. Awardees are, from left: Dakotah Thompson, William Stroebel, Qi Chen, Meredith Skiba, Charlotte Chan, Traci Johnson, David Morphew, Jessica Moorman, Cyrus O'Brien. Not pictured: Michael Won. (Photo by Jameson Staneluis)
Workers from the Walbridge construction firm are reinstalling artist Mark di Suvero’s “Orion” sculpture in front of the U-M Museum of Art. The sculpture had been removed in preparation for a campus construction project in the summer of 2018. Di Suvero is on site to help reinstall the 53-foot-high, 21,220-pound steel sculpture on Tuesday and Wednesday. UMMA will host “Making Art Public,” a conversation about the role of public art at universities, with di Suvero and UMMA Director Christina Olsen at 5 p.m. Wednesday. It is free and open to the public. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
Under the direction of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Mike Kalil Jr. of the construction company Walbridge installs fencing banners around the Michigan Union construction site. The maize-and-blue barrier signs are intended to help brighten and explain the many construction sites around campus. Similar signage sharing construction project information, as well as marketing for key university initiatives like the “Go Blue Guarantee,” soon will be incorporated at a number of high-profile sites under construction or renovation, including the Kraus Natural Science, Ruthven and School of Dentistry buildings. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
There’s been great advancement in the diagnosis, care and prevention of concussions in recent years. But there is more to learn about long-term effects and who is more prone to suffer them. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Steven Broglio, professor of kinesiology and director of the Michigan Concussion Center, talks about how the center aims to answer those questions.
International education award
As director of international study programs at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, Sandra Wiley has been recognized with this year’s President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, recognizing the extraordinary efforts of U-M faculty and staff who keep the university on the leading edge of international education. In this video, Wiley talks about the the international experience of Stamps School students.