President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Al Glick Field House. Obama spoke Jan. 27 to a crowd of 4,000 about several issues, including higher education initiatives and increasing the nation’s manufacturing base. Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services.
Praising U-M for its efforts to cut costs, President Barack Obama unveiled a higher education plan for the nation that included increased funding for universities that keep tuition affordable and provide value.
Walking into the Shapiro Library, students are confronted with a question posted on a large video wall: Which of your classes is the hardest? Within seconds their responses relayed via text message are posted on four large-screen television monitors arranged in one large rectangle. The library is among a growing number of units across campus using digital signs as a way to communicate and engage with the community.
Dominic Nardi recently was on a special mission for U-M to deliver the Wallenberg Medal to Aung San Suu Kyi, a dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner in Burma. When Suu Kyi was given the Wallenberg last year, she could not attend the ceremony in Ann Arbor because she feared if she left Burma, the government wouldn't allow her to return.
Masks and hand hygiene could cut the spread of flu-like symptoms up to 75 percent, a U-M study found.
More than 80 faculty, staff and students gathered last week to learn of the future plans for improving bicycle transit on campus at U-M’s Bike Town Hall.
The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business recently announced that eight teams will advance to the semi-finals of the annual Michigan Business Challenge.
U-M has maintained its top-five ranking among colleges and universities producing the highest numbers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to the organization’s national rankings released Jan. 25.
Mark Kirschenmann, lecturer III in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, on what made him interested in the creative process.
Roger Cohen, “Israeli Spring? The Enduring Jewish Question,” 6 p.m. Feb. 6, Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom.