Robotics Building groundbreaking
Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at U-M, and officials broke ground on the 140,000-square-foot, four-story complex of classrooms, offices and tailored lab space Friday. Turning the ceremonial first shovelfuls of dirt are, from left: Regent Michael Behm, President Mark Schlissel, Ken Washington, vice president of research and advanced engineering and chief technology officer of Ford Motor Co., College of Engineering Dean Alec Gallimore, Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan Robotics doctoral student Katherine Skinner, and Jessy Grizzle, director of the U-M Robotics Institute. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
'Until We Meet Again'
Alyssa Abbate, a junior studying communications, joins others in painting messages on the floor of the Michigan Union's outside patio during Thursday's "Until We Meet Again" celebration of the Union before it closes for major renovations at the end of this month. The event also featured interactive displays including a virtual reality experience, giveaways, performances and refreshments.
Paula Sorrell, director of the U-M Economic Growth Institute, speaks to a Capitol Hill briefing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday about the benefits of a U.S. Department of Defense-funded program coordinated by the institute that assists small and medium-sized defense supply manufacturers in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program has had an outstanding record of keeping many of these companies alive and thriving. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)
Golden Apple Lecture
Sandra R. Levitsky, associate professor of sociology, delivers her "ideal last lecture" as the 2018 recipient of the Golden Apple Award. Each year, Golden Apple recipients are asked to deliver a lecture as though it were their last. Levitsky's lecture, delivered Monday evening at Rackham Auditorium, touched on her road to becoming a teacher, the underlying optimism behind sociology, and how using one's voice to promote social change is a politically powerful form of optimism. (Photo by Peter Matthews, Michigan Photography)
'A nice moment'
This photo by LSA junior Ben Hsu, titled "A nice moment," took first place in the most recent As I See It Photo Competition, which was built around the theme of "Happiness." View a page of photos by the other finalists and a description of their work. This was Arts at Michigan's final As I See It competition for the 2017-18 year.