Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 6:45pm
Members of the African Students Association perform in the association's 19th annual cultural show at Crisler Arena Saturday night.

Showcasing African culture through comedy, traditional dance, fashion and music, the African Student Association held its 19th annual culture show, a show full of performances aiming to celebrate one's personal identity.

A few hundred audience members watched the show Saturday evening, held at the Crisler Center and hosted by Nigerian stand-up comedian Foxy P.

Spoken-word artist Kai Mason, an LSA sophomore, began the event with a performance on her personal experiences with identity and culture.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 12:01am

As part of its eighth annual Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium on Saturday, the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science hosted Noam Chomsky, an MIT professor, linguist and cognitive scientist. The interdisciplinary symposium titled “The Architecture and Evolution of the Human Language Capacity” showcased speakers from the fields of philosophy, psychology, linguistics and cognitive science. 

The event itself appealed to people from many backgrounds, including Naila Ashraf, a University of Michigan alum.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:14pm
Ann arbor residents and residents of greater Washtenaw County celebrate Hash Bash on the Diag on Saturday.

Chants of “Free the Weed!” could be heard and cannabis flags were raised high on the Diag on Saturday afternoon as an estimated 6,000 people gathered to participate in the 46th annual Hash Bash. Leading activists, medical researchers, community leaders and citizens spoke on behalf of the support and legalization of marijuana consumption, followed by live music.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:14pm
Ann arbor residents and residents of greater Washtenaw County celebrate Hash Bash on the Diag on Saturday.

Chants of “Free the Weed!” could be heard and cannabis flags were raised high on the Diag on Saturday afternoon as an estimated 6,000 people gathered to participate in the 46th annual Hash Bash. Leading activists, medical researchers, community leaders and citizens spoke on behalf of the support and legalization of marijuana consumption, followed by live music.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:06pm
Public Health student Maryn Lewallen leads a dialogue on consent skills in the Michigan Union on Thursday.

On Thursday evening, the sisters of Sigma Sigma Rho sorority and members from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center's Sexperteam met to collaborate on ideas surrounding consent skills, with a particular focus on learning from the perspective of South Asian students. The conversation covered an array of subtopics within consent, such as navigating conversations with parents, contraceptive use and the cultural constraints that surround these issues.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:32pm
Students walk down the runway at the SpringFest Fashion Show, hosted by EnspiRED, NOiR Runway Fashion, Bronze Elegance, and SHEI Magazine at the UMMA on Thursday.

More than 150 students and faculty gathered at the University of Michigan Museum of Art on Thursday evening to attend “The Art of Fashion,” a bicentennial birthday bash event, which featured an exposition displaying fashion throughout recent decades, with a focus on vintage clothing. 

This event was co-hosted by campus organizations MUSIC Matters, EnspiRED, NOiR Runway Fashion, Bronze Elegance and SHEI Magazine. This is the third annual SpringFest fashion show and the first collective event between these prominent fashion organizations on campus.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:43pm
LSA junior Elaina Rahrig participates in the SAPAC Dialogue Series on gender identity and pronouns in the Union on Wednesday.

The University is home to about 45,000 students of different genders, races and religions, but these differences are not discussed on a daily basis. With the intention of addressing this issue and creating a campus fostering the inclusion specifically of people of all genders, the Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Center has partnered with the LSA Student Government to create a dialogue series.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:34pm

About 75 people filed into the amphitheater of the Rackham Graduate School on Wednesday afternoon to hear a presentation on the induction of Nicola Terrenato as the new Esther B. Van Deman Collegiate Professor of Roman Studies.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:39pm
Matthias Lehmann, Professor of History at the University of California Irvine, discusses the Jewish Colonization Association and the politics of Jewish philanthropy in the Thayer Building on Tuesday.

History Prof. Matthias Lehmann, the Teller Family Chair in Jewish History at the University of California at Irvine, visited the University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the lesser-known history of Jewish colonization.

Before Palestine was chosen, Argentina was actually considered as a destination for the relocation of the Jewish masses in response to anti-Semitism.

LSA freshman Scott Straetmans, who attended the event, was fascinated by the idea of a Jewish state in Argentina.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:31pm
A researcher holds a piece of silver alloy film as a transparent electrode that is six inches in diameter.

A research team in the University of Michigan College of Engineering succeeded in creating a tarnish-proof silver film whose properties allow for various uses such as high-tech screens. The team’s paper, published last Monday, details the film’s versatility.

As the silver film is ultra-thin, it can be used for displays such the touch screens on cell phones. The film is also transparent, which is why it can be directly applied to solar cells or organic LED displays — increasing efficiencies as the film allows more light to enter solar cells and to leave the LEDs.