Grammy-nominated Best New Artist 2012 J. Cole will take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at Hill Auditorium in a concert to benefit C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
The concert is the capstone event for SpringFest 2012, presented from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday on the Diag. Organized by Michigan Undergrads Serving In the Community (MUSIC) Matters, the event showcases arts organizations, a cappella groups, and dance performances along with club booths, games and a Restaurant Row.
MUSIC Matters aims to bring one concert to Michigan per year and donate proceeds to charity. Phillip Schermer, founder and president, says, “It is our attempt to bring everyone on campus together at one time, for one concert for one act of charity. It will be an unforgettable night here, and, hopefully, the start of a new tradition at Michigan.”
Cole’s first album, “Cole World: A Sideline Story,” on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, debuted in September at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart. Cole’s new video of “Nobody’s Perfect” from the album features Missy Elliott.
Tickets are available at the Michigan Ticket Office, at www.michiganmusicmatters.com/tix or by phone at 734-763-8587. University sponsors include Big Ticket Productions, the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, LSA and more.
Frank von Hippel, author and professor of public and international affairs at Princeton University, presents the 12th Annual Ford Distinguished Lecture in Physics, “A Global Cleanout of Nuclear Weapon Materials,” at 4-5 p.m. April 4 in the Michigan Union Rogel Ballrooom.
Humanity has created enough highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium to produce more than 100,000 nuclear explosives. Most of this material is a legacy of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War nuclear arms race, but separation of about half of the plutonium was initiated to provide start-up fuel for plutonium breeder reactors that were never built.
Today, a major effort is focused on converting still operating research reactors to low-enrichment uranium and retrieving the fresh and spent high-enrichment fuel.
A reception is at 3:30 p.m. in the Michigan Union Pendleton Room. The lecture is sponsored by the Ford Motor Co.
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Ford Distinguished Lecture in Physics, “A Global Cleanout of Nuclear Weapon Materials” with Frank von Hippel, Princeton University, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom.