The Center for Japanese Studies will host Mochitsuki, a Japanese New Year’s celebration, from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 7 in East Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include Japanese storytelling, origami, New Year’s calligraphy, live music and more. Above, Koto/Japanese harp group Miyabi performs at the 2011 celebration that earlier this year attracted 1,200 people. Photo courtesy Jane Ozanich.
Fourteen U-M faculty members are among 539 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Alumnus Ryan McBride’s day will be quite out of the ordinary on Tuesday. Instead of arriving at Saginaw High School, checking in with his student mentees and greeting classroom teachers, McBride will arrive at the White House, check in with the cadre of Secret Service agents who stand vigil and greet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Brian Arbic, assistant professor of physical oceanography and ocean modeling, recently reunited with post-doctoral student Joseph Ansong, who he met almost 20 years ago during a Peace Corps assignment in Ghana. Their improbable reunion is an inspiring story about the power of idealism, education, hard work and the enduring bonds between teachers and students.
Each year, the university honors close to 1,300 staff members reaching milestones of 10 years of service or more through the Service Award Program.
U-M students Cheng Chen and Chase Lee were honored Dec. 9 as the College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship’s (CFE) RPM Student Entrepreneurs of the Year 2011. Chen and Lee, who were selected from a group of 12 applicants, each will receive $2,500.
A new, limited WiFi network now is available to U-M visitors. MGuest is offered in locations where Information and Technology Services (ITS) provides coverage for MWireless and U-M Wireless Network. The Health System will continue to maintain a separate guest wireless service, but the name of that service recently was changed to MGuest-UMHS.
When giving presents this holiday season, remember one thing — less is more, according to an article forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Karl Daubmann, associate professor of architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, on what inspires him: "Objects where the design adds value and negotiates multiple requirements that far exceed the intended function."
UNStill Life Acrylic Paintings by Joyce Lieberman, through Feb. 6, Gifts of Art Gallery, University Hospital