February 22, 2024
Inclusive History ProjectLearn more about the Inclusive History Project
The Inclusive History Project is studying and documenting a comprehensive history of the University of Michigan that is attentive to diversity, equity, and inclusion and stretches across the university’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine. In his latest video address to the U-M community, President Santa J. Ono gives an overview and updates on the project and honors IHP co-chairs Elizabeth R. Cole and Earl Lewis as “Portraits of a Wolverine.”
February 20, 2024
Long lost ‘La, La, Lucille’Read more about ‘La, La, Lucille’
Last summer, U-M researcher Jacob Kerzner uncovered the complete musical orchestration of “La, La, Lucille,” making the musical possible to perform for the first time in nearly a century. Students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance performed some of these recovered songs in a February concert, marking the first recordings with full orchestration of these previously lost songs. In this video, Aquila Sol provides vocals and Jayce Ogren leads the Contemporary Directions Ensemble in a performance of “Somehow It Seldom Comes True.”
February 19, 2024
ConvergenceBrowse an online list of public artworks at U-M
This stainless steel sculpture by Jon Rush is on the Thompson Street side of the Institute for Social Research on Central Campus. By “inverting one ‘cage of triangles’ against the other,” Rush, a professor of art from 1962–2006 sought to symbolize ISR’s work in the study of social change. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M.
February 15, 2024
State gun laws
New gun laws took effect in Michigan on Feb. 13, ushering in opportunities to prevent injuries and deaths. In this video, April Zeoli, associate professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health and director of the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention’s Policy Core, explains the implementation of the new laws and their effects on suicide, homicide, and gun violence against children, law enforcement officers and intimate partners.
February 14, 2024
Art of AnatomyRead more about the Art of Anatomy mini-course
Undergraduate student Maya Moufawad creates a sculptural arrangement out of 3D-printed bones during the Art of Anatomy mini-course, co-designed by School of Kinesiology faculty members Melissa Gross and Jennifer Gear. Gross and Gear sought to create a course that would bring together students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and challenge them to revisit their preconceptions about both art and the body. The mini-course came to fruition in part thanks to an Arts & Curriculum grant through the Arts Initiative. (Photo by Mary Clare Fischer, School of Kinesiology)
February 12, 2024
Honoring Ross’ centennial
In his latest video message to the U-M community, President Santa J. Ono recognizes the ongoing centennial of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and its growing roster of innovative programs. Ono also honored the late Alfred Edwards as this month’s “Portrait of a Wolverine.” Edwards was a professor of business administration who was a driving force in recruiting and mentoring minority students.
February 12, 2024
Ross at 100Read stories about Ross School’s centennial
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business began in 1924 as the U-M School of Business Adminstration. This year, the school is celebrating 100 years of growth into a global leader in business education and research, driving innovation and generating powerful ideas.
February 9, 2024
Historic acquisitionRead more about this acquisition
The first American edition of Phillis Wheatley Peters’ “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral” is on display at the William L. Clements Library as part of the exhibit “The Art of Resistance in Early America.” One of the most important American books of the late 18th century, it is regarded as the first book of poetry written by an African American woman.
February 6, 2024
‘Caged Bird’ collaborationRead more about “When the Caged Bird Sings”
“When the Caged Bird Sings,” a new commission by American composer Nkeiru Okoye that makes its world premiere Feb. 10, is a collaboration between the University Musical Society and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. This video explores the multi-movement musical ceremony that fuses elements of oratorio, theater and opera in what Okoye describes as “a gathering” that invokes the ritual of the concert experience as a ritual of community.
February 5, 2024
How North Campus came to beRead more about how North Campus came to be
U-M had been growing since the early 1900s, and with G.I.s returning from World War II it was “bursting at its seams” by the late ’40s. Farm fields north of the Huron River offered not only space to accommodate growth, but also a site where the university could fully embrace research applied to an urban, industrial society. These two students of the 1940s are shown against a backdrop of the farmland that would soon become North Campus. (Courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)