Funds will support career-development programs, action-based learning experiences, and recruitment of junior faculty.
Video: At the age of 106, Lillian (Cooper) Gaines, ABEd ’27, remembers Ann Arbor at the height of the Jazz Age. “I was a dancing fool,” she says. And while he followed in her footsteps, son Harry Gaines, AB ’57/JD ’60, came to a very different U-M.
The University’s Board of Regents in September approved the renaming of the art-and-design school to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.
“As a youngster, it was always, ‘Why don’t you be like your uncle?’” says Stephen M. Ross, BBA ’62, referring to mentor and Ohio State University benefactor Max Fisher. “So when the opportunity came to make a major gift—what better way to do it [than at Michigan]?”
The popular DoGood iPhone application developed by U-M students last year has been acquired by Tonic, a digital media company. It’s the latest of dozens of inventions by U-M students and faculty that are transforming the Michigan and national economies.