Jessi Halliday creates a modern spin on the vintage rag doll in her exhibit “Simpli Jessi: Handmade Dolls,” from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through June 14 in the Gifts of Art Gallery, University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2. The dolls’ clothing includes material from her father’s bell-bottom jeans from the 1960s. Every doll is hand-sewn with recycled fabrics and filled with eco stuffing. Halliday, who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies, also works as a designer at a local architecture firm. Her dolls can be found at boutiques around the world. Photo by Jessi Halliday.
The presidents of U-M and Grand Valley State University on April 15 signed an agreement establishing a program that offers preferred admission into the U-M doctoral pharmacy program to a small number of promising Grand Valley freshmen.
The University Record traditionally presents the stories of standout undergraduate seniors on the occasion of their graduation. Presented here this year from the spring graduating class are profiles of Moustafa Moustafa, LSA; Jonathan Christopher, School of Music Theatre & Dance; triplets Sheri Jankelovitz, secondary education, Elliot Jankelovitz, sociology, and Erica Jankelovitz, LSA; Derek Blumke, psychology/political science; Mary Lemmer, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; and Mark Yang, College of Engineering.
The new state law banning smoking at all food establishments and workplaces effective May 1 will have little effect on U-M’s smoking enforcement policies, because smoking indoors on campus already is banned, university officials say.
U-M is home to the new statewide Michigan College Advising Corps, a unique approach to increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education in Michigan.
Five current and one retired U-M professors are among 180 winners of the Guggenheim Fellowships, which are awarded annually for distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.
More than 200 women will learn the secrets of Michigan football through drills on offense, defense, passing, blocking and kicking at the 12th annual Women’s Football Academy on June 12. U-M football coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff volunteer their time for this hands-on experience that raises money for the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Annual rates for all employee parking permits will increase 3 percent each year beginning in FY 2011. Gold permit rates will remain in line with parking rates in downtown city structures set by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority.
Leon Howard, hall director, University Housing, on giving back to the community: “(It) does not matter where you live but how far you are willing to reach.”
Dr. Steven E. Gradwohl, known as a "physician's physician" devoted to high-quality patient care and training future physicians, was killed Saturday in a car crash on I-94 west of Ann Arbor.