Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 8, 2013

Amid a cloud of maize and blue confetti, university officials broke ground Friday for a new School of Nursing building. Scooping a ceremonial first shovelful of dirt are, from left, Provost Phil Hanlon, Regent Julia Donovan Darlow, President Mary Sue Coleman, nursing student Chris Plampin, Nursing Dean Kathleen Potempa, and Gail Warden of the Dean's Advisory Council. Read more about the project. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Watch party set for Crisler Center as Wolverines go for NCAA basketball title
The Athletic Department will host a watch party at Crisler Center tonight for the NCAA National Championship game between the Wolverines and Louisville Cardinals. Doors open to the public at 7:30 p.m. for the national title game slated to begin at 9:23 p.m. Admission is free for all students, faculty and staff with a valid M-Card. There will be a $5 charge for the general public.
• Read more about the Wolverines' victory over Syracuse in Saturday's semifinal game, and watch a slideshow of scenes from the game.

Art and Design celebrates Stamps' transformative gift with naming festivities
Music, giant puppets and a five-tiered "art" cake all were part of the celebration Thursday and Friday as the university's art and design community celebrated the naming of the at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design in honor of Penny and Roe Stamps' transformative $40 million gift.

Scenes from a festive weekend
From the funky luminaries at Friday night's FoolMoon parade to the two-day celebration of Native American culture at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow to Sunday afternoon's annual FestiFools revelry, this weekend brought a variety colorful events to Ann Arbor and the U-M campus.

2014 NHL Winter Classic officially scheduled for Michigan Stadium
The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will play in the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement Sunday. The scheduled 2013 NHL Winter Classic at the Big House was canceled due to the NHL lockout.

This week in The University Record
• Access to mental health care lacking for children, teens
• Sun Belt cities demand less energy than their northern counterparts
• Soils in newly forested area could help offset climate change
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on newspaper racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Dear Aunt Ruth
U-M staff member Ruth B. Buchanan sent thousands of letters, greeting cards, and copies of The Michigan Daily to students, faculty, staff and alumni serving in World War II. She requested they call her “Aunt Ruth,” and the response of soldiers and sailors was dramatic, and makes for one of the country’s richest collections of wartime correspondence.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.