Being from a big city, I would rarely drive or be driven anywhere growing up. With all the traffic and hassle of finding parking, it was almost always more convenient to take the Metro, or the bus, or ride my bike. So began my lifelong love affair with public transit. It’s been with me at my highest and lowest points, from the triumph of making the last bus after sprinting from a party at three in the morning to the dejection of crying drunk in a Metro station because the next train is in twenty minutes and I just want to be home.
This past Sunday, The Michigan Daily hosted a photography workshop open to the public. Participants took part in a photo walk through downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Each photographer is featured here! Join us for our next workshop!
Projects on display at the Michigan Engineering Design Expo hosted across North Campus Thursday afternoon. Project topics included a model vertical takeoff airplane, optically controlled robot, exoskeleton and many more.
The Chamber Choir and Imani Winds group conducted by Eugene Rogers performs the chamber setting premiere of “The Notebooks" of Leonardo Da Vinci, composed by Jocelyn Hagen, in the University of Michigan Museum of Art Thursday evening.
Hagen is an artist-in-residence at North Dakota State University who has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and many others. The multi-movement work for choir, orchestra, and video projection celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci and celebrates the ideals of freedom and discovery.
The Michigan eXploration Laboratory (MXL) works on building cube satellites in the FXB on North Campus. Cube satellites are one or a series of ten centimeter cubes; the size is chosen for ease of packing to launch into space. MXL is currently working on several different missions, including the Tandem Beacon Experiment (TBEx), two twin satellites to measure plasma bubbles in the ionosphere that are being launched by SpaceX. Another mission, Phased Array Optical Satellite (PHAROS) is currently in the testing phase to use LEDs to communicate between space and the ground with optical signals.