January 31, 2024
Distinguished Diversity Leaders AwardsRead more about the awards and view photos of team recipients
U-M faculty and staff celebrated the exceptional contributions of staff Jan. 30 with presentations of the Distinguished Diversity Leaders Awards. The ceremony honored 10 staff members and five teams for their dedication to diversity. The individual recipients, shown here, are, top row from left, Brandon Bond, Stephen W. Brabbs, Patricia Brainard, Alex Franklin and Paula Hathaway; bottom row, from left, Hilary Murmers, Mina Nourbakhsh, Whitney Peoples, Ari Renda and Caitlin Taylor.
January 30, 2024
Rec center progressRead more about the new facility
A beam-signing ceremony marking the next stage of construction on the new Hadley Family Recreation and Well-Being Center took place Jan. 26. The event brought campus community members together to reflect on the former Central Campus Recreation Building and look ahead to the new center that will replace it. In this photo, project donors Ross and Samantha Partrich sign the ceremonial beam. The new $165 million facility, named in recognition of Philip and Nicole Hadley’s $20 million contribution, is scheduled for completion by fall 2025. (Photo by Marc-Gregor Campredon, Office of University Development)
January 27, 2024
Introducing Coach MooreView more photos and read more about Sherrone Moore
Sherrone Moore was introduced as U-M’s 21st head football coach at a Jan. 27 press conference. Moore becomes the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach after six years as a member of the Wolverines’ offensive staff, most recently as offensive coordinator. Moore, who served as interim head coach for four games during the 2023 national championship season, is the first African American to lead the U-M football program. (Photo by Luke Hales, Michigan Photography)
January 25, 2024
Snow scienceRead more about the Snowpack Dashboard in northern Michigan
How deep is the snow at the field station in northern Michigan? Hourly data is publicly available on the Snowpack Dashboard, which scientists are monitoring to analyze changes in winter, forest health and water quality. In this video, researcher Karin Rand explains how monitoring the snowpack is important to understanding its impact on ecosystems.
January 24, 2024
Carbon footprint of urban farmingRead more about this urban farming study
A new University of Michigan-led international study finds that fruits and vegetables grown in urban farms and gardens have a carbon footprint that is, on average, six times greater than conventionally grown produce. However, as this video shows, a few city-grown crops equaled or outperformed conventional agriculture under certain conditions.
January 22, 2024
Helping solve a teacher shortageRead more about M-ARC
The Michigan Alternate Route to Certification, operated through the Marsal Family School of Education, allows participants with a bachelor’s degree, and who want to become teachers in Michigan, to work as certified teachers while they earn a standard teaching certificate. In this video, teachers who have been through M-ARC talk about their experiences.
January 18, 2024
Sarah Goddard Power AwardsRead more about the awards
Recipients of the 2024 Sarah Goddard Power Awards are, clockwise from upper left, Ruth Behar, Yan Chen, Holly Hughes and Amanda Esquivel. The Sarah Goddard Power Awards are given by the Academic Women’s Caucus along with the Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award, which went to the Marsal Family School of Education, and the Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change, presented by the Center for the Education of Women+ to two U-M advocacy groups — Disabilities, Research, Education and Advocacy Movement, and Braids Twists and Surgical Knots.
January 16, 2024
Circle of UnityRead about the MLK Symposium’s keynote memorial lecture
Cold temperatures prompted the MLK Symposium’s annual Circle of Unity to move inside the LSA Building, but that didn’t chill participants’ enthusiasm. In this photo, they write on a banner about what brings them joy. The event was one of several that took place Jan. 15 as part of U-M’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. (Photo by Shannon Schultz, Michigan Photography)
January 14, 2024
Hailing the victors!View a gallery of parade images
The thrill of a national championship apparently was more than enough to warm these Wolverine football players and Coach Jim Harbaugh during the Jan. 13 parade celebrating the Wolverines’ 12th national championship in the program’s history. Nor did the brisk weather deter thousands of fans who jammed the parade route along South State Street. (Photo by Erin Kirkland, Michigan Photography)
January 12, 2024
New room to rechargeRead more about the Flourish Recharge Room
Marisa Streelman, strategic adviser in the Office of the Chief Nurse Executive at U-M Health, demonstrates the Flourish Recharge Room technology for Martin Tuck, whose contribution in memory of his late wife made the room possible. Recently, Michigan Medicine became the first health care system in the Midwest to bring Recharge Rooms to its employees. These innovative, immersive mental health interventions were designed to support the well-being and resilience of the hospital’s health care workers. The Flourish Recharge Room at Michigan Medicine features five different scenes to create an interactive mind-body experience. (Photo by Robert Felts, Michigan Medicine)