A foxtrot from Auschwitz-Birkenau
While conducting research at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum last summer, Patricia Hall, professor of music, became interested in a manuscript arranged and performed by prisoners in the Auschwitz I men’s orchestra. This video explores “The Most Beautiful Time of Life,” a foxtrot likely performed as dance music for the Auschwitz garrison, will be performed in a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday in North Campus’ Moore Building.
Giving Blueday 2018
The fifth annual Giving Blueday, a 24-hour fundraising campaign for hundreds of different programs and U-M causes, will be Nov. 27. Anyone who uses the hashtag #GivingBlueday to share this video, which explains the community spirit behind Giving Blueday, will be entered in a drawing with one person randomly selected to receive $1,000 for the fund of their choice.
Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added restrictions on sales of flavored vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations to keep them out of the hands of minors. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Clifford Douglas, program manager and adjunct professor of health management and policy, explains that while e-cigarettes provide a less harmful alternative to people trying to quit cigarettes, they also can be a gateway to nicotine addiction for young people.
LSA Outreach Coordinator Jenna Munson guides students at Battle Creek Central High School through an interactive science activity during a visit by the Wolverine Express, which takes faculty, staff, students and alumni to under-resourced high schools across the state to promote higher education. (Photo by Peter Matthews, Michigan Photography)
Wallenberg Medal recipients
Representatives from the youth activist groups B.R.A.V.E. and March For Our Lives talk about their experiences working to fight gun violence during a discussion following their presentation of the 2018 Raoul Wallenberg Medal on Wednesday. From left are Rie'Onna Holmon (B.R.A.V.E.), Sofie Whitney (March For Our Lives), Ke'Shon Newman (B.R.A.V.E.) and Alex Wind (March For Our Lives). Watch a video of the full ceremony and discussion. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)