President’s Day: An era of change
‘It is time for a new vision, a new punctuation, a new opening of possibilities for the University of Michigan. As we envision, imagine, and aspire, we will also build,’ says Santa J. Ono, who was inaugurated March 7 after serving as president since Oct. 14, 2022.
Community invited to President Ono’s inauguration March 7
The day’s public events will include a flag-raising on the Law School Quad, two panel discussions, the installation ceremony in Hill Auditorium, and a community reception. Inaugural events will be accessible via livestream. Complimentary tickets are required for the installation ceremony.
Marching Band’s Elbel Field poised for major makeover
U-M’s iconic Elbel Field will be transformed into a marching band practice facility now that the Regents have approved project design plans and authorized construction to proceed.
Ann Arbor campus joins Bee Campus USA movement
U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recently joined UM-Dearborn as a certified Bee Campus, reflecting the University’s commitment to pollinator conservation. U-M has long followed pollinator-friendly landscaping practices.
Michigan Athletics celebrates Black athletes, alumni, and staff
Learn about the Black trailblazers, national award winners, and All-Americans who’ve represented the Block M over the years. Plus: Enjoy ‘Our Voices,’ a video and graphic series that highlights Black women.
From Cuba to chemical engineering: ‘I’m supposed to be here’
Ph.D. student José Carlos Díaz first merged his knack for engineering and science by repairing microscopes for use in his sixth-grade class. He was 11 years old. He’s now an ion-diffusion researcher at one of the top chemical engineering programs in the U.S.
Refugee-focused community garden celebrates its first year
The garrden, a collaboration between Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, has turned a previously unused, grass-covered space into a fertile, productive plot.
Blindfolded Rubik’s Cube world champion sets the score (on violin)
For many, the colorful 3×3 Rubik’s Cube was an infuriating, and largely impossible, puzzle to solve. But for one U-M student, the cube opened doors to international travel, a Guinness World Records entry, and multiple world championship titles.
Michigan Announces LEARFIELD Allied NIL Initiative for Brands
The University of Michigan and Michigan Sports Properties have announced they will incorporate LEARFIELD Allied, a first-of-its-kind initiative enabling brands to partner with universities and student-athletes to create co-branding opportunities around name, image, and likeness (NIL).