Forever, Go Blue!
Abby Celt celebrates her big day along with thousands of other graduates, family members and friends during Spring Commencement at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. View a package of photos from around campus that capture scenes from the Big House as well as school, college and specialty graduation ceremonies. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
As members of the Class of 2019 don their caps and gowns, and join their fellow graduates at ceremonies across campus and at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, memories of their days at Michigan will be strong. This video reflects on some of the scenes and highlights from a typical U-M graduate’s career.
Poverty Solutions in D.C.
Joshua Rivera, data and policy adviser for U-M’s Poverty Solutions, testified Wednesday before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, which is examining the marketplace for automobile loans and insurance, and the ability of regulators to assure fair and nondiscriminatory access. Rivera shared experiences he and the Poverty Solutions’ Detroit Partnership for Economic Mobility team uncovered in Detroit about auto insurance rates and the cycle of poverty. (Photo courtesy of Financial Services Committee)
This mock-up shows “Michigan Reflections,” an anamorphic 3-D painting by Dave and Shelley Brenner that will be installed on the Diag from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Graduates, students and commencement visitors will have a chance to take a photo atop the painting, which features the reflections of iconic U-M landmarks — Burton Tower, Rackham Auditorium and the Law Library — from the waters of the Huron River.
A spray-on coating developed by College of Engineering researchers causes ice to fall away from large surfaces with just the force of a light breeze, or often from the weight of the ice itself. In this video, Anish Tuteja, associate professor of materials science and engineering, explains how the spray encourages cracks to form between ice and underlying surfaces to aid the process.