August 12, 2022
Fleming starts to fallRead more about Fleming demolition and view a photo gallery
An excavator equipped with a hydraulic claw tears into an upper floor of the east side of the Fleming Administration Building on Aug. 11. Exterior demolition of the 54-year-old campus landmark, once home to the offices of U-M presidents and the site of raucous student protests, is expected to take about a month. The site will be filled in and landscaped while university officials consider future uses for it. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
August 10, 2022
College confidantRead more about the Michigan College Advising Corps
Through the Michigan College Advising Corps, a diverse group of recent U-M graduates works full-time as college advisers in under-served high schools throughout the state of Michigan to help students navigate every aspect of the college application process and identify their best fit among post-secondary options. The program, started in 2010, has helped more than 20,000 students throughout the state select and apply for colleges and scholarships.
August 2, 2022
Concussion researchRead more about Steven Broglio and his concussion research
Concussions are a fundamental concern facing the United States military, the sports medicine community and society at large. Supported by a $42 million award from the NCAA and the Department of Defense, Steven Broglio, professor of kinesiology and director of the Michigan Concussion Center, and his colleagues are leading the largest-ever concussion and repetitive head impact study. This video looks at how their findings aim to uncover long-term effects of concussions in student-athletes and military service members.
July 27, 2022
DEI commitmentRead more about U-M’s DEI commitment
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion this summer brought together university leadership teams — including deans, executive officers and unit directors — and DEI implementation leads for a series of retreats in which participants reflected on the outcomes of the previous plan and strategized for DEI 2.0. From left, College of Engineering Dean Alec D. Gallimore, Sheri Notaro, DEI director for the Institute for Social Research, and Associate General Counsel Maya Kobersy participate in a panel discussion during a DEI leadership retreat. (Lon Horwedel, Michigan Photography)
July 20, 2022
Up North ImpactLearn more about U-M’s Up North Impact
From the Big House to the Mackinac Bridge, the impact of University of Michigan research, faculty, staff, alumni and students spans far beyond the borders of its three campuses, as shown in this video. University regents and other U-M leaders visited northern Michigan to strengthen the ties that bind U-M to all corners of the Great Lakes state. The trip included a Board of Regents meeting July 21 in St. Ignace.
July 17, 2022
Dead tree removedSee a photo gallery of the tree removal
Grounds Services crews removed a dead American elm tree east of Mason Hall near the Diag on July 14-15. The 70-foot-tall tree, estimated to be between 150 and 200 years old, was determined to be a hazard. (Photo by Jose Juarez, Michigan Photography)
July 13, 2022
President-elect Santa OnoRead more about President-elect Santa Ono
Santa J. Ono, the president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, has been named the 15th president of the University of Michigan. The Board of Regents voted unanimously to appoint Ono during a special meeting July 13 in Ann Arbor. He will be the first Asian American to lead U-M when his five-year term begins Oct. 13. Ono, 59, is an experienced vision researcher whose pioneering work in experimental medicine focuses on the immune system and eye disease. (Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
July 12, 2022
‘The Gift’See a photo gallery of the artist’s progress
The U-M Museum of Art’s current exhibition, “Watershed,” includes a mural painted by artist Bonnie Devine. Devine began painting “The Gift” at the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I on July 6 during museum hours and is expected to have the mural completed by July 15. Museum visitors are permitted to watch Devine while she paints the mural, which will depict a brightly colored map of the Great Lakes region looking out at a highway overlaid across the land. It will examine violent accounts of colonial expansion across the Great Lakes watershed. (Photo by UMMA staff)
July 1, 2022
Engineering class benchesBrowse an online collection of public artworks
Four benches, gifts of the College of Engineering classes of 1909, 1911, 1913 and 1920, sit on the plaza near the west end of Lay Automotive Lab on North Campus. The donating class’s year has been worked into the wrought iron legs of each bench. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Learn more about this piece.
June 23, 2022
Where the mastodon roamedRead more about this study
Around 13,200 years ago, a roving male mastodon died in a bloody mating-season battle with a rival in what is present-day northeast Indiana. Chemical analysis of the right tusk from this extinct animal, which is known as the Buesching mastodon, showed for the first time that large male mastodons like Buesching migrated each year to their mating grounds. The study was led by researchers at U-M and the University of Cincinnati.