MDining on ice
MDining's John Merucci, chef de cuisine at South Quad, and Martin Folk, general Manager for Residential Dining, recently braved northern Canadian temperatures to compete in an ice carving competition at the Long John Jamboree 2018 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. MDining received a bronze medal for the design showing the progression of the dining industry using the style of Diego Riviera’s Detroit Institute of Arts mural. The final design was developed and sketched out by William Kliber, assistant manager of MDining Retail. (Photo courtesy of MDining)
2018 UROP Symposium
More than 1,000 U-M undergraduate students presented research on topics ranging from autoimmune optic neuropathy to refugee rights as part of the 2018 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Spring Symposium, which took place last week at the Michigan Union. The UROP symposium allows first- and second-year students the chance to share what they have learned from working alongside faculty and staff mentors from across U-M on research in the sciences, humanities and arts. (Photo by Rutherford Thomas)
Weiser Hall dedication
From left, Donald Schmitt, principal architect at Diamond Schmitt Architects; U-M alumni and donors Eileen and Ronald Weiser; and LSA Dean Andrew Martin cut a ceremonial ribbon on Tuesday to mark the dedication of Weiser Hall. The building, formerly known as the Dennison Building, has undergone an extensive renovation to house a number of interdisciplinary and internationally-focused units in LSA, including the International Institute. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg)
The Big History Project course at Black River Public School in Holland, Michigan, isn't a social studies class about wars and world leaders. It's much bigger. Students examine the Big Bang to contemporary civilization to what may happen, putting human existence in the context of the past, present and future. Black River follows a curriculum co-designed by Bob Bain, associate professor of education and of history, and is one of more than 1,500 schools across the country to offer the course.
Celebrating Betty Ford
Michael Ford, son of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, talks with students, staff and faculty at a reception Friday to celebrate the 100th birthday of his mother. The event at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy drew U-M and political leaders, along with faculty, staff and students to celebrate Betty Ford's legacy, which included work in the areas of breast cancer, substance addiction and women's rights.