September 25, 2023
Tips for staying healthyRead more about the flu and COVID vaccine
In this video, Chief Health Officer Robert Ernst talks about how flu and COVID-19 vaccines can help the campus community stay healthy. U-M will be offering the updated COVID vaccine as supplies become available. A COVID vaccine clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26 in the East Hall South Atrium, with more expected in October. AS it becomes available, the COVID vaccine will be offered at clinics along with the seasonal flu vaccine.
September 23, 2023
Zumba like a Wolverine
MHealthy instructors lead a Zumba class on the field of Michigan Stadium at “Be Well in the Big House” on Sept. 21. The event offered U-M faculty and staff the opportunity to join in a variety of health and wellness activities both on and off the field of the Big House. (Photo by Jaime Crawford, JC Sports Photography)
September 22, 2023
From left, LSA undergraduate students Minh-Thu Nguyen and Joseph Coleman provide information about the U-M Museum of Natural History to Earthfest visitors Sept. 21. Earthfest is U-M’s annual celebration of environmental initiatives across the university. About 40 student organizations, university units and local nonprofits were on the Diag, sharing opportunities to learn about and get involved in sustainable operations, environmental advocacy, research and environmental justice.
(Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
September 20, 2023
Holistic admissionsRead more about this study
A study by Michael Bastedo, professor of education in the Marsal Family School of Education, found that universities and colleges that have adopted holistic admissions practices tend to be fairer to students from many different varying high schools and neighborhoods because schools are highly stratified in this country. The study found that contextualizing high school grades and test scores may allow institutions to identify students from diverse backgrounds with strong academic achievement who will graduate.
September 18, 2023
A ‘GIFT’ to U-MRead more about ‘GIFT’
The word “GIFT,” painted in white porcelain clay slip on the columns of the U-M Museum of Art building, is the start of an ongoing experimental installation by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger. “GIFT” is a reference to the 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs, which states that Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomi tribes gifted land to U-M, upon which the Ann Arbor campus was built. The installation is designed to explore the meaning of gifting within both the contexts of colonialism and Indigenous communities. (Photo courtesy of UMMA)
September 15, 2023
Celebrating innovation at U-MRead more about inventions and innovations at U-M
From left, Abdallah Kamhawi and Ali Fahmy, graduate students in the Digital Architecture Research & Technologies Laboratory at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, discuss 3D-printed concrete with Rebecca Cunningham, vice president for research, at the Celebrate Invention reception Sept. 14. The annual event to recognize innovations that got their start at U-M, also included the announcement that U-M research generated a record 580 new inventions and launched 25 startup companies during fiscal year 2023. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
September 13, 2023
Underrepresented composersRead more about the impact of releasing the recordings
This photo is from a production of “De Organizer” staged at U-M in 2006. After only one verified complete performance at Carnegie Hall in May 1941, “De Organizer,” an opera by James P. Johnson and Langston Hughes, vanished. The first full recordings of “De Organizer” and “The Dreamy Kid” performed in 2006 in Hill Auditorium were recently released. The aim of this recording and the future publication of the printed music was to make these historic pieces available to the public while shining a light on the operatic compositions of Johnson as part of an ongoing commitment of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance to bring attention to underrepresented composers and their work. (Photo courtesy of SMTD)
September 11, 2023
Inspiring future architectsRead more about ArcPrep
ArcPrep, a collaboration between the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Detroit Public Schools Community District, expands opportunities for high school juniors who want to learn about opportunities in the architecture field. In this video, current and past ArcPrep students share their experiences.
September 8, 2023
Season of new beginnings
President Santa J. Ono welcomed the university to a new year “full of maize and blue possibilities” in his September video message. There will be new beginnings and challenges that won’t always be easy, he said, but the character that grows out of those challenges will mold the community and help renew the promise to “learn and lead with honor, excellence and integrity.” The president also highlighted Martino Harmon, vice president for student life, as this month’s Portrait of a Wolverine, and thanked Harmon and his team for everything they do.
September 7, 2023
Cultural connectionsRead about the experiences from some students who traveled around the world
Sixteen U-M students who are members of the Global Scholars and the Michigan Community Scholars programs went to Makhanda in South Africa this summer to work closely with the Inkululeko Organization. They were among many U-M students who traveled abroad over the summer in pursuit of knowledge, cultural interchange and enriching personal growth. (Courtesy photo)