This exhibit, presented in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology through May 29, features large-scale photographs — many over 6 feet tall — by Turkish photographer Ahmet Ertug. The photos provide a journey through Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Church of Christ in Chora, as well as churches in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey. Accompanying the photos are objects from the museum’s collections of Byzantine and Islamic material, including gold coins, manuscripts pages and carvings. Photo by Ahmet Ertug.
Enrollment on the U-M Ann Arbor campus is at an all-time high in fall 2010 with 41,924 students, according to the Office of the Registrar. “This is a distinguished entering class, remarkable in its diversity of viewpoints, origins and talents,” says Ted Spencer, associate vice provost and executive director of undergraduate admissions.
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs has invited the 10 candidates running for two eight-year terms on the Board of Regents to participate in a public forum at 4 p.m. today (Oct. 25).
Millions worldwide die each year because they can’t afford a pacemaker. Meanwhile heart patients in the United States say they’d be willing to donate theirs after death to someone in need. Experts at the Cardiovascular Center are examining the legality and logistics of collecting pacemakers, after they are removed for burial or cremation, for sterilization and reuse across the globe.
The International Institute will hold a daylong symposium on Friday to examine the future of area studies, an interdisciplinary field of scholarship focused on the study of specific world regions.
U-M will honor the memory and service of Jim Knox by dedicating in his name the James Edward Knox Adaptive Technology Computing Center. The dedication ceremony will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. today (Oct. 25) at the Knox Center, which is located on the first floor of the Harold Shapiro Undergraduate Library.
Nominations now are being accepted for the third annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award. Cosponsored by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources, the award recognizes individual staff members and teams that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in supporting diversity at the university.
Today marks the beginning of the 2010 U-M Charitable Giving Campaign. This year’s campaign co-chairs — Paul Courant, university librarian and dean of libraries, and Douglas Strong, CEO of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers — have set a goal of $1.1 million.
James Rocker, program assistant, Office of New Student Programs, on event planning and organizing: “Some things in life you just can’t wing.”
Yusef Komunyakaa poetry reading, 5:10-6:30 p.m., Oct. 25, U-M Museum of Art, Apse Room.
Fawwaz Ulaby, known nationally and internationally for his accomplishments in applied electromagnetics, is the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2014.