A new 14,000-pound, 25-foot-tall kinetic sculpture, "3 Cubes in a Seven Axis Relationship," was installed recently on North Campus in front of the entrance of G. G. Brown Building on Hayward Avenue. The sculpture is designed by Northern Californian artist Philip Stewart and took two years to complete after being commissioned by College of Engineering in honor of Charles M. Vest, a U-M alumnus, and former provost and engineering dean.
Welcome Back to Michigan
New discoveries, good friends, favorite places and amazing knowledge are waiting as we begin the academic year during the University of Michigan's Bicentennial. This video welcomes faculty, staff and students back to a new year and new adventures.
Spirit of Detroit Goes Blue!
The university celebrated its birthday Aug. 26, the day it was founded 200 years ago in Detroit. To mark the occasion, the Spirit of Detroit statue was dressed with a bicentennial T-shirt. This video captures the process of placing the maize and blue garb on the iconic structure at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, where it will remain for the rest of August. U-M will honor its ties to both the city and native peoples during a Sept. 15 festival in downtown Detroit.
Melissa Duhaime, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Rachel Cable, a research technician in her lab, spent time on a Russian research vessel earlier this year as the ship circumnavigated Antarctica. Cable was there for the entire three-month voyage and was joined by Duhaime for about a month. In this video, they discuss the journey and how it fits in to Duhaime's research into the complex relationships between aquatic microbes, the viruses that infect them, and their environment.
Summer Youth Employment Program
U-M Summer Youth Employment Program participant Emory Kimball, pictured here with Administrative Specialist Tanya Milligan, interns in the Office of University Development, where he works on donor lists and social media. Kimball is among 40 area youths are working in departments across campus this summer as part of the program, spearheaded by the university's Poverty Solutions initiative. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)