'The Northwest Passage' exhibit, on display at Clark Library, is curated by Community High graduate Melanie Langa (center). Langa developed the exhibit as the culmination of a four-year independent study program at her high school. Joining her, from left, are: Karl Longstreth, Timothy Utter, Jen Green and Mary Pedley. Photo by Mary Morris.
A $53 million grant will renew U-M’s ability to support medical research. The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research has again secured a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant renewal will provide U-M researchers with training, tools and services necessary to speed their search for new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease — and to involve even more research volunteers in their work.
Get ready to welcome a half million guests to town — the Ann Arbor Art Fairs are nearly here. The 53rd annual event made up of four independent fairs will draw more than 1,000 artists from July 18-21, and is expected to draw the customary 500,000-plus visitors to take in a wide range of art offerings.
MHealthy is known for awarding its participants the gift of health. But in November, it also will award six lucky employees prizes valued at up to $500 each for participating in its health and wellness programs.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to the International Institute for language instruction and other initiatives.
The university has signed an agreement with the American Red Cross that provides a broad framework for utilizing campus facilities in the event of a disaster.
The U-M Library has announced that Elaine Westbrooks will serve as the university’s first associate university librarian for research, starting Aug. 13.
Provost Phil Hanlon has named a search committee for the next director of the Bentley Historical Library.
Jeff Kopmanis, application programmer senior at the Center for Space Environment Modeling, College of Engineering, on his job: “I make the Web front-ends (that) make it possible for ordinary people to run these very sophisticated tools.”
The lopsided solar car named Generation, unveiled Tuesday, might be the oddest-looking vehicle the top-ranked U-M team has ever built. But the bold shape is a calculated effort to design the most efficient car possible.