At the time of the first Earth Day the environmental movement was in its infancy and activists focused on visible pollution. Today many of those items have been addressed. Now concerned citizens work on more complex issues, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. In this video, student and alumni activists reflect on their inspirations and hopes for a more sustainable world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc5k1Hqk9pU.
A Teach-In about energy, mobility, food and the Great Lakes, an appearance by the president’s science adviser, an environmental fair on the Diag, and a forum addressing ethics, the environment, the economy and social justice are among the events planned to celebrate U-M’s role in launching the environmental movement 40 years ago.
These days, iPhones, Xboxes and other high-tech gear get lots of attention. But last Monday, love for old-school, low-tech nostalgia ruled at U-M Property Disposition, as folks lined up to buy 114 wooden card catalogs removed from the U-M Library.
Smart devices and products that improve safety and efficiency are becoming ubiquitous, and in A. Galip Ulsoy's upcoming Distinguished University Professor lecture he will discuss some of his contributions to this trend.
U-M has moved the start time of the May 1 commencement to 11 a.m. — an hour later than previously planned — to allow the necessary time for all participants to get through added security that will be in place at Michigan Stadium.
Seven faculty members have been nominated to fill three seats on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, which serves as the executive arm of the University Senate and the Senate Assembly. The election is March 22.
The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies celebrates its 40th anniversary later this week with a three-day series of academic panels and remarks, and student and alumni discussions. And, true to the era of its birth, the celebration will begin and end with music.
A new type of malicious e-mail attack has targeted university accounts, prompting a warning from Information and Technology Services officials who say the phishing incidents demonstrate how cyber-criminals are always looking for new ways to scam users.
Carrie Stefanski, right, marketing communications specialist, Information & Technology Services, on roller derby action: “I was able to get up quickly and rush to the front of the pack and knock down the opposing jammer. It was very satisfying.”
Fawwaz Ulaby, known nationally and internationally for his accomplishments in applied electromagnetics, is the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2014.