The Nichols Arboretum peony garden is about to undergo its annual transformation into a wave of white, pink and red as it bursts into nearly 10,000 blooms. The arboretum is home to the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America. New this spring are more than 70 varieties of vintage — pre-1950 — herbaceous peonies, which join the nearly 300 historic varieties from the 19th and early 20th century already growing in the main beds. Read more about the new peonies and follow the progress of this year's blooms on the garden's website. (Photo by Michele Yanga)
Spring LSA graduate Kathleen Guytingco's photo took first place in the latest Arts at Michigan As I See It photo contest, which was built around the theme of "motion." The photo, titled "Momentum," was taken at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. See more entries and learn more about the As I See It competitions.
President Mark Schlissel addresses the Michigan Senate on Wednesday during ceremonies at which the House and Senate adopted resolutions commemorating U-M's bicentennial. House Resolution No. 98 and Senate Resolution No. 62 honor "the strong 200-year relationship between the University of Michigan and the citizens of the state of Michigan" and pledge continued legislative support for the university and its contributions. (Photo by David Olds, Senate Democratic Central Staff)
J. Alex Halderman (at podium), professor of electrical engineering and computer science, gave a presentation titled "Strengthening Election Cybersecurity" during a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The briefing focused on how to best safeguard America’s representative government, and vulnerabilities and threats to electronic voting technologies. The panelists offered suggestions and actions lawmakers could take to strengthen election security. (Photo by Kristina Ko, Washington Office)
Beyond Carbon Neutral
Beyond Carbon Neutral, an initiative launched last year that is led by the U-M Energy Institute in cooperation with the National Wildlife Federation, seeks to develop technologies, programs and policies to raise the rate at which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. In this video, Levi Thompson, Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering and of mechanical engineering, discusses the need for the initiative and what it will do.