January 11, 2024
Reimagining the BentleyRead more about the project and the students’ proposed vision
Diana Bachman, left, assistant director for reference services at the Bentley Historical Library, stands with School of Information students Ziyan Zhou, Stephanie Vettese and Clayton Zimmerman in front of the library’s welcome desk. After coordination with two professors, five students and several Bentley staff members, the students have proposed a makeover aimed at making the Bentley’s physical and digital spaces mirror the approachability of its staff. (Photo by Abigail McFee)
January 9, 2024
Victors valiant!Read a recap of the championship game
U-M football players cheer as head coach Jim Harbaugh hoists the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy following the Wolverines’ 34-13 win over the University of Washington on Jan. 8. The victory capped a 15-0 season, bringing the football program its 12th national title overall and the first since 1997. View a gallery of photos. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
December 17, 2023
Scenes of commencement celebrationRead more about the 2023 Winter Commencement ceremony
From the pageantry of a processional to celebratory selfies, U-M’s Winter Commencement was filled with joy and happy faces as students became alumni Dec. 17 at Crisler Center. Commencement speaker David Brooks told graduates, “The times are calling on your generation to offer that kind of defiant humanism.” (Photos by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
December 14, 2023
UMCI groundbreakingRead more about the ceremony
The U-M Center for Innovation in Detroit broke ground Dec. 14 in a ceremony featuring leaders of the partners bringing the project to fruition. The $250 million center in downtown Detroit is designed to be a world-class research, education and entrepreneurship center to advance innovation and talent-focused community development. Watch the video.
December 14, 2023
Impact of dam’s removalRead more about the dam-removal study
Paul Moore (left), a visiting professor of biology at the U-M Biological Station, talks with Bowling Green State University graduate students Maggie Menso (middle) and Madison Wagner (right) at the UMBS Stream Lab along the Maple River in northern Michigan. The Biological Station and BGSU collaborated to monitor the aquatic ecology of the Maple River before, during and after removal of the Lake Kathleen Dam. The work aims to help guide land managers and conservationists with the ramifications of removing aging dams. (Photo by Chrissy Billau, U-M Biological Station)
December 13, 2023
Well-being and mental health
In his December video message, President Santa J. Ono encouraged members of the U-M community to take time to assess their well-being and mental health. Ono highlighted LSA’s optiMize, which offers special wellness programming to support students. In this month’s Portrait of a Wolverine, Ono recognized Chief Health Officer Robert Ernst for his work with the Well-being Collective, help establishing a public health response team and other support for a healthy U-M community.
December 12, 2023
Adaptive Sports and Inclusive Recreation Initiative
U-M’s Adaptive Sports & Fitness program aims to provide equitable access to and participation in adaptive sports and fitness among people with and without disabilities in the Ann Arbor community. This video explains how the Adaptive Sports and Inclusive Recreation Initiative, funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, embeds an adaptive sports curriculum into the physical education programming at middle schools. It recently received an additional grant of about $650,000 from Michigan Medicine to expand the program from sixth grade to seventh and eighth, and into Ypsilanti public schools as well as Ann Arbor.
December 9, 2023
GenAI in the classroomRead more about the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching
From left, faculty members Nigel Melville, Karthik Duraisamy and Jonathan Levine discuss how faculty can expect to adapt to a future where generative AI will be an integral component in classrooms, during a panel discussion at the fall Provost’s Seminar on Teaching on Dec. 8. The discussion was moderated by Malinda Matney (right) of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. (Photo by Shannon Schultz, Michigan Photography)
December 6, 2023
Trail dedicationRead more about the Mark and Ruth Paddock Trail
In a surprise ceremony last month on former associate director Mark Paddock’s 95th birthday, the U-M Biological Station officially dedicated the Mark and Ruth Paddock Trail at Carp Creek Gorge. Paddock served as associate director at UMBS from 1971-91 and after retirement remained involved with local conservation efforts. This video explains what the gorge is and Paddock’s impact on the UMBS, as well as footage of the dedication ceremony.
December 5, 2023
Freeing the wrongly accusedRead more about the U-M Law School Innocence Clinic
Legal experts estimate the national rate of individuals wrongly convicted of crimes is between 3% to 5%. Since 2009, the U-M Law School Innocence Clinic has been dedicated to correcting injustices inflicted upon Michigan residents. More than 6,500 inmates have contacted the clinic, run by Michigan Law students, for legal help in the last 14 years. As of November 2023, they have helped 41 people gain their freedom back and start new lives. This video explores the impact the clinic has had since its inception.