Taubman College welcome
Jonathan Massey (left), dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, talks with Gabriel Cuéllar, 2018-19 Oberdick Architecture Fellow, and Athar Mufreh, an architecture lecturer at the college during a fall kickoff at the Art & Architecture Building. The event featured the dean and program chairs providing a fall overview, and a barbecue that welcomed the more than 100 faculty, 45 staff members and 700 students back to the campus. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)
WiFi on the Diag
University leaders celebrated the launch of WiFi service on the Diag on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the steps of the Hatcher Graduate Library. From left are Kevin Hegarty, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer; President Mark Schlissel; and Daniel Greene, Central Student Government president. The areas of coverage will include the Hatcher Library plaza with the Block M, and the areas adjacent to the surrounding buildings: Angell, Haven and Mason halls, the Kraus, Chemistry, Dow and Dana buildings, Randall Labs and Hatcher Library. (Photo by Joel Iverson, Information and Technology Services)
A new home for museum specimens
Movers have finished hauling more than 20 million museum specimens from U-M’s zoology, paleontology and anthropology collections to a state-of-the-art collections and research facility. The specimens were moved to the university’s research museums complex on Varsity Drive, about five miles south of Central Campus. In this video, museum officials highlight some of the many specimens in museum collections.
URC economic impact
Michigan’s University Research Corridor, which includes U-M, contributed $18.7 billion to the state economy in 2017, an increase from $16.5 billion in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday. This video explores the impact of the URC, which also includes Michigan State and Wayne State universities and is one of the nation’s top research clusters.
Starting a new year
Freshman Jerome Sims II (center) of Arizona and his family chat with President Mark S. Schlissel and his wife, Monica Schwebs, during an ice cream social and open house for students and their families on Aug. 31. The annual event at the President’s House is a tradition that kicks off each academic year. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)