April 10, 2023
Lecturer’s dog uses buttons to help it communicate
Sascha Crasnow, lecturer in Islamic arts and culture in the Residential College in LSA, has helped teach her 2-year-old beagle-mix, Parker, to “speak” through the use of nearly 100 buttons in her home.
April 3, 2023
Lecturer helps families navigate losing loved ones
Darcy Brandel, a lecturer in creative writing in the Residential College and with the Semester in Detroit program, serves as a “death doula” to help families facilitate the passing of a loved one.
March 27, 2023
Organ professor James Kibbie gives Bach to U-M
James Kibbie, professor of organ at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will perform the last of 18 concerts featuring all 281 solo organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach on April 16 at Hill Auditorium.
March 20, 2023
Lecturer combines love of computing, creating
Creating pieces of art — and the trial and error that comes with it — drives and inspires Mark Meier, lecturer II in architecture in the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
March 13, 2023
Homemade syrup a sweet upgrade to family tradition
Frank Marsik, lecturer IV in climate and space sciences and engineering in the College of Engineering, and his wife began collecting sap and making their own maple syrup in 2018.
March 6, 2023
Ford School fellow finds outlet in music
Kaj Althaus, a Michigan Data and Policy Fellow with the Ford School’s Youth Policy Lab, performs in a band called Toed in the Ann Arbor and metro Detroit areas.
February 13, 2023
Lecturer brings personal touch to cherry farm
Attia Qureshi, a lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, helps operate a cherry and apple orchard at Wunsch Farms in northern Michigan.
February 6, 2023
Voice professor finds joy and solace in saltwater swimming
Despite growing up in landlocked Colorado, Ann Evans Watson always felt drawn to the water and takes part in long-distance saltwater swims.
January 23, 2023
Professor embraces disability through movement
Petra Kuppers, the Anita Gonzalez Collegiate Professor of Performance Studies and Disability Culture in LSA, and her wife launched Turtle Disco, weekly group sessions that incorporated writing and movement.
October 24, 2022
Water is a fundamental part of Aaron Dworkin’s life
Aaron Dworkin finds inspiration in water, which figures into many important events in his life.