March 17, 2022
Support for Ukraine
Rising over Central Campus in the deepening twilight, lights from Burton Memorial Tower shine with U-M’s maize and blue colors that also serve as a tribute to Ukraine and its defense against the ongoing invasion by Russia. The Ukrainian flag is blue and gold, and the colors will shine from the tower through the week. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
March 16, 2022
Art by Michigan PrisonersRead more about the PCAP exhibition
U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project presents the 26th annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners at the Duderstadt Gallery on North Campus from March 22-April 5. These are examples of some of the 714 paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works entered in this year’s exhibition.
March 15, 2022
Winter GrabRead more about the Winter Grab
U-M researchers sample and monitor the Great Lakes between April and October, but they have avoided sampling during the winter months. That changed in February when teams from 19 U.S. and Canadian institutions braved the elements to sample at 35 sites on all five Great Lakes during the Winter Grab. In this video, the researchers discuss their work and findings.
March 14, 2022
Giving Blueday 2022Read more about Giving Blueday
Giving Blueday, U-M’s 24-hour day of giving, will take place March 16. Throughout the day, the university community will have the opportunity to give to the programs and causes they care most about. In this video, U-M community members talking about some of the passions that seek and drive support on Giving Blueday.
March 10, 2022
Congressional BreakfastRead more about the Congressional Breakfast
The U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C., returned to an in-person format March 9 after being conducted virtually last year for the first time in its seven-decade history. President Mary Sue Coleman and Vice President for Research Rebecca Cunningham joined U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids, in making remarks. Meijer highlighted the importance of U-M’s research leadership during the pandemic. (Photo by Max Berger)
March 9, 2022
Paul Cox, tree trimmer for a Grounds Services forestry crew, drops a limb from a honey locust tree on the east side of the Fleming Administration Building. It is one of approximately 22 trees that will be removed in preparation for the building’s demolition later this spring. Crews began removing the trees March 8. The university will work to replace them in other locations on campus. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
March 4, 2022
Fleming fire trainingView a gallery of images from the training
The Ann Arbor Fire Department used the vacant Fleming Administration Building for a series of training sessions March 3-5. The department practiced techniques for fighting fires in high-rise structures where firefighters have to access a building’s internal fire-suppression systems, driver-operator Bryce McAlister said. While Ann Arbor city firefighters participated in the hands-on sessions, teams from the Ann Arbor, Scio and Pittsfield township departments also were able to observe. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
February 24, 2022
Electrifying motorcycle taxisRead more about the effort to reduce air pollution
In a new U-M study, researchers set out to understand the air pollutant emissions impacts of electrifying motorcycle taxis in Kampala, Uganda. The findings indicate that electrified motorcycles can reduce emissions of global and some local air pollutants, yielding global and potentially local sustainability benefits. The green bike pictured is made by Zembo, an electric motorcycle taxi company that has teamed up with the researchers. (Photo by Tom Courtright)
February 23, 2022
Hamilton fountainBrowse an online collection of public artworks at U-M.
Francis Hamilton, mayor of Ann Arbor from 1905–07, bequeathed money to city of Ann Arbor for a fountain at North University Avenue and South State Street. The figures in the bronze bas relief represent Youth, Labor, Poetry and Philosophy. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art from around U-M. Learn more about this piece.
February 21, 2022
Seasons MeetView this and other “As I See It” finalists
This photo, titled “Seasons Meet” by Janet Azar, a senior engineering student, took first place in the most recent Arts at Michigan photo competition. Conducted periodically throughout the year, each competition features a different theme — this one was “Connection.”