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Week of May 6, 2013

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In her remarks to graduates, President Mary Sue Coleman recalls alumni who made a difference, from Raoul Wallenberg, who rescued 100,000 from the Nazi death camps, to Lyman Johnson, the grandson of slaves who helped desegregate higher education in Kentucky. “You will make a difference with your advocacy, your inventions, and your initiative, because these are the trademarks of leaders,” she said. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.
Graduates in caps and gowns make noise, join hands and improvise a dance move or two to celebrate Spring Commencement 2013. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.
Jillian Weyman of Los Angeles, a history of art, and Hebrew and Jewish studies major, raises her arm in triumph as she stands with fellow graduating classmates. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.
Karl E. D’Abreu Sr. (center) and other UM-Dearborn graduates celebrate after receiving their degrees at the 2013 Spring Commencement. There were 596 undergraduate degrees and 193 graduate degrees conferred in two separate ceremonies April 28. Photo by Millard Berry.
Students earning graduate degrees through the Rackham Graduate School process from the Rackham Building to Hill Auditorium Friday morning for the University Graduate Exercises. In all about 4,400 students are earning graduate or professional degrees this spring. Photo by Rick Fitzgerald, Public Affairs.
Daniel Kiefer is looking sharp as he heads into Hill Auditorium Friday morning for the University Graduate Exercises. Kiefer, from Novi, is receiving his master’s degree in aerospace engineering. Photo by Rick Fitzgerald, Public Affairs.
Native American Student Association members Don Wilkerson, Rachel Derusha, Forrest Cox, Kelcie Jiménez, Jhordan Wynne, Alyssa Miller, Elizabeth Tomaszycki, Marie Belton and Gerard Heath receive Pendleton blankets in a May 3 graduation ceremony held at the Alumni Center. Photo by Todd McKinney, The University Record.
Martha Campbell, Michael Wohl and Matthew Rife prepare for the School of Natural Resources and Environment graduation ceremony. Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography.
President Mary Sue Coleman joins honorary degree recipients, from left, author David McCullough, Doctor of Humane Letters; business leadership expert Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Doctor of Humane Letters; ballet dancer and educator Suzanne Farrell, Doctor of Fine Arts; higher education advocate William K. Brehm, Doctor of Laws; and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Doctor of Laws. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.
 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

John Megahan, scientific illustrator, graphic designer and Web developer, on his job: "My favorite kind of work is when I can do an illustration that brings in ideas from various aspects and seeing how they interact."

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