This bonze and stone sculpture, titled “Positron,” was created by U-M alumna Michele Oka Doner, and was installed in 1996 as a gift of the physics department in memory of professor Art Rich. The sculpture sits on the east side of Randall Laboratory, which housed Rich’s lab. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Learn more about this piece, or browse an online collection of public artworks.
Fighting fake news
Facebook is working hard to keep fake news off its platform. But it’s not an easy battle. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Cliff Lampe, professor of information, a leading expert and researcher on the societal and technical aspects of social media, explains just what Facebook is up against.
This photo taken on the Lawshe Plantation, South Carolina, in October 2015 is part of “Deluge,” a riveting five-channel video installation showing the human effects of flooding and climate change, on view through Dec. 18 at the Institute for the Humanities. It is the culmination of artist and photographer Gideon Mendel’s 11-year “Drowning World Project,” which explores the global scale, universality and personal impact of recent catastrophic natural disasters.
Finding their BLiSS
The U-M Bioastronautics and Life Support Systems team won a NASA X-Hab grant to design and prototype a portion of a Mars habitat. BLiSS is a student-run, multidisciplinary team that designs, builds and tests space habitats. This video highlights aspects of the project, which focuses on the entrance, airlock module and a small portion of the interior.
Exercising their political franchise
Like millions of others around the country, members of the U-M community turned out to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Students lined up to cast ballots at several locations on campus, including two precincts that voted at the Michigan League. View more scenes of Election Day at U-M. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)