In Victorian steam-era Ann Arbor of the mid- to late 19th century, the most extraordinary stargazing took some work.
To see stunning detail of the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and other celestial bodies, one had to reach up, grab thick ropes, and pull.
Today is delivery day at the Munger Graduate Residences construction site, as 109 pre-assembled bathrooms packed in steel crates arrive three at a time on semi-trailers.
Hill documentary wins Emmy Award
Christopher Ankney can trace his lifelong love of cooking back to afternoons of after-school TV.
"We didn't have cable growing up, and when I got home from school the only thing to watch was cooking shows on PBS. Julia Child and I went through a lot of awkward years together," he says.
President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint U-M social psychologist James Jackson to the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation.
Imagine the ease and benefits of crisp video and audio during conference calls. Imagine being able to connect with collaborators and meeting attendees from across the world, and not needing to worry about compatibility of software and hardware platforms and devices.
The state Legislature has concluded its work on the state budget for higher education for fiscal year 2015, approving legislation that would increase overall state funding by 5.9 percent.
Increased funding to the state’s 15 public universities ranges from 3.9 percent to 9.2 percent.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that affirms library digitization practices as well as certain uses of the millions of in-copyright volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
The new Wall Street Parking Structure is scheduled to open July 7, adding 720 Blue and Gold spaces for U-M employees, a net gain of 509 spaces from the old Wall Street lot where the structure was built.
The University of Michigan and three other major U.S. research universities have formed a technology consortium to improve the way in which educational content is shared across universities and ultimately delivered to students.
Free live music and movies are back as the Top of the Park series returns to Ingalls Mall June 13-July 6 as part of the 31st Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
But music and film are only part of the show, attracting more than 75,000 annually.
News from around the university.
Every summer, Bill Lovejoy dreams up a challenge for his Integrated Product Design students.
Mary Sue Coleman
Some things get better upon closer inspection and the Michigan League is one of them, with its beautiful rooms and artwork.
Lia Min works at the intersection of art and science, where her training as a neuroscientist informs her creative inquiry and her art expresses ideas and questions about the scientific enterprise.
Biblical sacrifices, European imperial borderlands, Roman architecture, and Iberian Conversos. Those are a few of the topics the 14 fellows at U-M's Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies will research in 2014-15, when they gather around the theme of "Jews and Empires."
The U-M community is invited to help name the three peregrine falcon chicks that hatched on May 2 on the roof of the University Hospital.
A new website promoting the health, safety and security of children launched this week as a resource for faculty, staff, students and volunteers working with minors on and off the U-M campuses.