So was U-M founded in 1817 or 1821? 1837 or 1841? We answer key questions about the University's true founding date.
Victor Katch reflects on his 50th Hollywood High School reunion and wonders how his classmates got so old!
- Exactly how much housework does a husband create?
- Old number 98: Tom Harmon at U-M and at war
- 'We've all been taught that this doesn't happen'
Video: Why are "its" and "it's" so often misused? Anne Curzan explores the big confusion regarding such a tiny punctuation mark.
Frank Beaver excavates John Sayles’ archive and discovers spiral-bound notebooks filled with handwritten treasures.
Video: MT's own historian James Tobin, BA '78/PhD '86, delivers two very different books this season: a serious bio on FDR and a children's book filled with whimsical wordplay.
Hopes are high for the Wolverines’ return to the NCAA Final Four as the Fresh Five regroup to face a new season.
As a high school teacher in Detroit, former enlisted U.S. Marine Ryan Pavel, BA ’12, embraces a new call to service.
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Our artisanal chocolate company, Marou-Faiseurs de Chocolat, is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and we're one of the first and few artisanal chocolate makers to create chocolate from the cacao bean in the country of origin. (We are actually the first in Asia.) We believe in the sustainability and added value that working locally provides to the betterment of the community, and to the quality of our chocolate. Working directly with farmers year round is the only significant way to improve quality, and ensure that growers reap the benefits of their labour. Our chocolate is sold at Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, Le Bon Marché in Paris, Fortnum & Mason in London, etc. and we just won gold, silver, and bronze medals in an international chocolate competition. I am a 1994 LS&A graduate with a BS in neuropsychology, and my father is an EECS Emeritus Professor in Physics and Laser Optics.
After almost 20 years in the bricks-and-mortar printing business, Eric Blumenthal, '84, and his team decided to blaze a new path into the online printing market in 2010. In September 2011, ZoePrint.com was born. The concept is simple: offer small clients outstanding quality printing and service at super low prices. ZoePrint.com is in its second year of operation and is growing rapidly providing small digital printing jobs to clients across the United States. "We realized almost immediately that people want the buying experience for printing services to be more like buying shoes or music online," Eric says. "They want the product offering to be well-organized and most of the buying process to be conducted online. The consumer doesn't want to be bogged down in complex proofing procedures or with too many unnecessary choices. At the same time, print buyers need outstanding service to help guide them through the purchasing process." All of ZoePrint.com's team members are customer oriented, experienced veterans with many years in the business. We don't try to handle every printing project...we offer products that we are best-suited to provide quickly, at a low price and a high quality level.
Fine artist/designer/builder Alexander J Fedirko has redesigned his website to better display his work online. Stop by his site, www.alexfedirko.com, and let him know what you think. Alex has a new studio, located on the suburban fringes of Detroit, at 15324 East Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. Those familiar with his Chicago studio will find it's an oddly similar shrunken version of it. Studio visits are welcome upon request. The studio will continue to specialize in creative projects that include custom paintings, murals, design/build architectural projects, event management, computer graphics, and various other creative arts.
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, or the Rav (translation: the Rabbi), as he is generally called by his students, was one of the greatest Jewish leaders and Torah scholars of the 20th century. He possessed many qualities of special relevance to people of our era. He spent enormous energy attempting to show the meaning and relevance of Torah to a 20th century Western audience. He was a master of Talmud, Halacha, Bible, and philosophy. He was an eloquent pedagogue, a riveting speaker, and a brilliant writer. The Rav could communicate myriad aspects of Torah from intricate Talmudic logic to subtle philosophical ideas. The Rav loved his audience and relished the act of teaching. TheRav.net hosts a collection of resources for study of the Rav's life and teachings. You can find a catalog of books, articles, sound recordings, videos, photos, and links to works by the Rav, his students, and scholars of his work. The material is challenging but well worth the effort.
Fretmentor is an informational and instructional music site for guitar, banjo and mandolin, for all styles of music relative to playing these fretted instruments. It also includes a children's guitar section as well as a detailed history of the banjo, mandolin and guitar. For new students and more experienced players alike, fretmentor is an interactive site that will teach you not only how to play the instrument but will inform you about the instrument, its origin and its history. (Also check the fretmentor blog.)
Henna Babar Ali was awarded the prestigious Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah Medal in March 2007 for her contribution to literature in Pakistan. On her site she posts poetry and music with which she promotes peace and hope, in Pakistan and around the world.
Since graduating from Michigan and a stint in the U.S. Navy, Jack Falker has had a 45-year plus career in the practice and teaching of corporate finance. Challenged by his graduate students to practice the methods he was "preaching," Jack began a new investment practice about 15 years ago, specifically focusing on the stocks and bonds of economic value creating (EVA) companies. Since then, working with his son Peter, Falker has put everything he ever learned as a corporate treasurer, adjunct finance professor, and investor relations consultant into conservative, valuation-based, equity and fixed income management for both individual and institutional clients. The Falker's share their wisdom and take on financial events in their blog Falker Investments.
UM-Flint Alum David Custer is serving up all-natural gourmet products and showing you how to make simple and easy dishes on his website www.boygourmet.com. Custer is an Emmy-Award-Winning journalist now combining his passion for TV and cooking. His website features recipes, videos, all-natural products and he keeps his followers up-to-date with where he will be and what's going on in the world of the Boy Gourmet.
Only days after the S&P 500 crashed to the depths of hell at 666, the Hoffman brothers, Derek and Damien, launched Wall Street Cheat Sheet: the fastest growing financial media site on the web. Like a samurai, their mission is to cut through the bull and bear s--- with extraordinary insights, a fresh voice, and razor-sharp wit. The brothers are official contributors to The Huffington Post, CNNMoney, Minyanville, SeekingAlpha, Zero Hedge, and GreenFaucet, and their work has been cited in top finance and trading outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Financial Times, The Big Picture, Real Clear Markets, The Atlantic, Business Insider, and others.
Katherine Chapekis Sietsema (BA Linguistics, 1990) announces the launch of www.myessayeditor.com, a service for students composing personal statements and essays as part of the undergraduate or graduate program application process. This one-on-one collaboration will help each applicant refine the details of their experience, polish their writing, and stand out from the crowd.
I blog about living in southeast Sicily. The island cast such a spell on me that in 2007 I bought a damp house with an old green door in Ragusa Ibla—a stony village where lemons roll in the streets and bees grow fat as hummingbirds, where the local gelateria offers up cream of anise and petal of rose, where public clocks as well as people are way behind schedule, where street names are snatches of poetry: Orphanage Alley, Shadow Way, Laurel Lane, Dark Lane, Street of Chillblains, Street of Ballads, Street of Sighs.
Scholarships for School simply and clearly lists all of the available scholarships for students, organized by category (major, type of student, etc). It's completely free and there is absolutely no requirement to enter any personal information. It's way better than fastweb or other registration sites, because it offers easy, well-organized access to scholarships that are worth your time and energy to apply for. Alessandra Noelting created it out of the frustration that came from her own scholarship search, and not being able to find anything useful. The site is completely transparent and lets you browse all of the available scholarships and go directly to the application. Such a simple idea, it's strange that someone else hadn't done it already.
The Gymbrats is an online comic strip about a group of tween characters between the ages of 10-12. Created by Demetrius Calip (a former U-M basketball player), who was inspired by his son Demetrius Calip II. The main character, Crossover, who is 11, and his best friend Ju-Ju, talk about current events and usually slant towards sports.