Student Bike Ambassador Lindsey MacDonald (left) helps Lauren Beriont work on her bike at the new bike station next to the Central Campus Transit Center. The Bike Ambassadors provided assistance at the repair stand as part of Bike Week, a promotion to make the Ann Arbor campus more bicycle-friendly. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.
The Third Century Initiative continues to pick up momentum to propel U-M as the world’s leading public university for the next 100 years, with several innovative programs under way and a call this week for proposals.
U-M’s 27th annual MLK Symposium, one of the top national observances of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will include Southern Poverty Law Center co-founder and chief trial counsel Morris Dees, King speechwriter Clarence B. Jones, and activist Angela Davis, known internationally for her work to combat oppression.
Researchers at the School of Natural Resources and Environment are leading a five-year, $4 million study of disparities in access to healthy food across the state.
Democrats Mark Bernstein and Shauna Ryder Diggs have been elected to fill two eight-year terms on the Board of Regents.
The university was ranked No. 8 nationally for the size of its international student body in 2011-12, according to a study showing foreign enrollments grew 5.7 percent nationwide to a record 764,495.
Typical cheers of “Go Blue!” in the Crisler Center will be replaced with chants of “Go Army!” and “Go Navy!” on Nov. 20, as two wheelchair basketball teams representing military veterans take to the court to raise awareness for those with disabilities and to celebrate veterans in the community.
For the first time since it was built in the early 1960s, Matthaei Botanical Gardens will connect to Ann Arbor Township water, providing a number of immediate environmental, economic, customer-service and palate-pleasing benefits.
U. Sean Vance, assistant professor of architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, on what inspires him: “The quality of space. The ability of emptiness to move us and inspire us.”
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Policy Talks @ the Ford School, 1 p.m. Friday, Rackham Auditorium.
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.