Murchie expansion at UM-Flint
UM-Flint leaders and others gathered Thursday to break ground for a $39 million expansion of the William R. Murchie Science Building, which will be key to the campus’ effort to train the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. From left are Chris Pearson, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; state Rep. Sheldon Neeley, D-Flint; state Sen. Jim Ananich, D-Flint; Ridgway White of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Chancellor Susan E. Borrego; Susan E. Alcock, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Susan Gano-Phillips, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; alumnus David Zick; Eucharia Ganda, president of UM-Flint Student Government; and Charlie Jacobs of Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects. (Photo by Jim Peck)
A portable seismometer was installed inside Michigan Stadium for the 2018 U-M football season as part of the Michigan Shake project devised by Ben van der Pluijm, professor of earth and environmental sciences. In this video, van der Pluijm explains how the seismometer measures the ground shaking that occurs when the Big House crowd celebrates U-M touchdowns and other big plays.
University leaders and others kicked off construction of the School of Dentistry’s $140 million renovation and addition Tuesday with a ceremonial groundbreaking. From left are Nola Doak, a patient who has received dental care at the school for 30 years; state Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor; Thomas Havlichek, a first-year dental student; Provost Martin Philbert; Dentistry Dean Laurie McCauley; President Mark Schlissel; Regent Andrew Richner; and state Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor. Over the next four years, about half of the existing dental school will be renovated and a three-story addition will be built. (Photo by Lynn Monson, School of Dentistry)
2018 DEI Summit
Actress and activist Diane Guerrero, star of “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin,” discussed the experience of dealing with her parents’ deportation, and the importance of voting in a talk moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. to kick off U-M’s 2018 DEI Summit on Monday. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)
President Mark Schlissel unveiled a couple of major announcements — that the Victors for Michigan campaign has passed the $5 billion mark, and that U-M is pursuing a path toward carbon neutrality — at his annual Leadership Breakfast on Thursday. The president also updated and highlighted a variety of ongoing initiatives and projects at U-M. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)