April 9, 2021
Public engagement awardsRead more about the ceremony
Four faculty members were celebrated at a virtual ceremony recently for their commitment and contributions to significantly impact society through national and state leadership service and efforts to address community challenges. This video is of the full ceremony honoring Emily Toth Martin and J. Alex Halderman, the 2020 and 2019 recipients of the President’s Award for National and State Leadership, and Margaret Dewar and Marc Zimmerman, the 2020 and 2019 recipients of the President’s Award for Public Impact.
April 8, 2021
Virtual CollageRead more about the 2021 Collage Concert
The School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s annual showcase, the Collage Concert, is going virtual. “Collage 44: A Virtual Concert Experience” will premiere 8-9 p.m. April 18 on YouTube. The concert will feature performances by the Symphony Band, University Symphony Orchestra, Department of Jazz and more. In this video, Eugene Rogers, associate professor of music, introduces some of what the concert will include.
April 7, 2021
Whale EvolutionRead more about the museum’s new exhibit
Since the beginning of the pandemic, staff at the U-M Museum of Natural History have been testing and developing innovative ways to engage patrons, educators and students from home. Although the community will have to wait a bit longer to safely visit in-person, a new online 3-D experience launching this week will offer the next best thing. This video introduces “Whale Evolution: From Land to Sea,” is an immersive exploration into the unusual evolution and adaptation of whales, whose ancient ancestors walked on land.
April 5, 2021
The canopies are backRead more about the campus canopies
The outdoor canopies that were popular places for students to study last fall are back. U-M has erected seven canopies at five locations around the Ann Arbor campus: the Michigan Union, South Quadrangle, Palmer Tennis Courts and North Ingalls Mall on Central Campus, and Gerstacker Grove on North Campus. In this photo, workers from Delux Tents and Events of Belleville put up a canopy at the Palmer Tennis Courts. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
April 2, 2021
Manus Dimini DeiView other finalists from the As I See It drawing competition
“Manus Dimini Dei,” by LSA undergraduate student Marina Elia, is the first-place winner in the recent Arts @ Michigan As I See It drawing competition. Competitions in various artistic media are held throughout the year.
April 1, 2021
Poetry BlastRead more about Poetry Blast
Throughout April, the Institute for the Humanities is celebrating Poetry Blast, a multi-platform exhibition that displays “pop-up poems” around campus and downtown Ann Arbor, offers people the opportunity to submit their own poems, and features a daily Noon Poem on YouTube with poets reading their creations. In this first video installment, A. Van Jordan, Robert Hayden Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, and professor of English language and literature and in the Residential College, reads his poem titled “The New Negro.”
March 31, 2021
Crucial ConversationsRead more about COVID-19’s impact on women
For a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we learn, work, and interact while also causing many to experience job loss, economic hardship and wellness challenges. In recognition of Women’s History Month, a panel discussion with five U-M faculty members March 29 explored the disproportionate effects of the pandemic on women, and considered ways to address the gender gaps and impact positive change. This video is of the session, which was hosted by U-M Public Engagement & Impact.
March 30, 2021
Michigan AnswersRead more about the Michigan Answers kickoff
Michigan Medicine is unveiling a new branding campaign that reflect the contributions of the people who power all three parts of our mission — research, education and patient care. The multi-platform Michigan Answers campaign will kick off in the external community next week with television commercials and billboards. (This video about the campaign anthem was filmed almost entirely before the pandemic, when requirements for social distancing and mask-wearing were not in place.)
March 26, 2021
Honoring Mary Sue ColemanRead more about the naming of Mary Sue Coleman Hall
President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman (front right) attends an event at the Life Sciences Institute in 2008, celebrating the naming of the LSI directorship in her honor. On March 25, the Board of Regents voted to rename the building that houses the institute Mary Sue Coleman Hall, in recognition her numerous accomplishments as U-M’s 13th — and first woman — president. Those include bring the creation of the LSI to fruition, establishing the North Campus Research Complex, and leading the fight for affirmative action that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo courtesy of Life Sciences Institute)
March 24, 2021
20 years of world performance studiesRead more about CWPS and its 20th anniversary celebration
U-M’s Center for World Performance Studies celebrated its grand opening at the International Institute 20 years ago, on March 30, 2001, inviting the community to participate in an evening of lectures, performances and food. This month, CWPS launches a series of events to mark the milestone anniversary and to look ahead to the next 20 years. In this photo, Rebecca Selin (back row, left), a graduate student in the Center for World Performance Studies, dances while on a research trip in Indonesia during the summer of 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Center for World Performance Studies)