Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:14pm
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The University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center and Medical Science Research Building III were honored last week after dramatically increasing their energy efficiency during the Michigan Battle of the Buildings — an energy reduction competition for businesses in the state of Michigan.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:57pm

A group of University of Michigan students gathered at the Ford of School of Public Policy on Wednesday for the Energy and Environmental Policy Research symposium. They discussed their independent research projects on state and local environmental policies regarding issues such as recycling, food and energy. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:23pm
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The University of Michigan Library added to its assortment of 13 million volumes on Monday through the acquisition of a never-before-seen collection of scripts, letters and scrapbooks belonging to the filmmaker Orson Welles.

Now the most comprehensive resource for Orson Welles’ scholars and fans, the library obtained these personal documents from his daughter Beatrice Welles, former model and actress.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:35am
Racist signs posted on campus late Tuesday night.

On Tuesday night, an alt-right group took credit for placing stickers depicting anti-Semitic imagery on Black Lives Matter posters.

The group has white supremacist sentiments posted on their Twitter account.

Students began taking down additional white supremacist posters and anti-Semitic stickers after receiving texts from others informing them of their presence on the West Hall arch and a posting board by CC Little.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:38pm

Graduating LSA seniors Ron Everett, Josh Shifman and Ben Foster are set to transform the trillion-dollar student loan industry with the release of a new website, Remotize, that will provide student borrowers with better interest rates.

Shifman described this venture as one that gives students more control over financing their loans.

“Remotize.com seeks to give students the power back,” he said.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:02pm

The University of Michigan Exercise and Sport Science Initiative recently awarded $800,000 in grants to four University research teams studying the effects that physical activity has on various aspects of health. Established in 2016, ESSI aims to combine the various talents from across campus to better understand the relationship between athletic performance and health. The four interdisciplinary teams will be awarded payments in increments of $50,000 after completing biannual reviews of their projects.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:51pm
Author David Silverman discusses his book, Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America, at Hatcher Graduate Library on Thursday.

David Silverman, author and history professor at George Washington University, presented to a crowd of 40 Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students on how Native Americans used guns to revolutionize their lives in many arenas, from warfare to economic transactions. This is seen in his most recent book, “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America,”, which served as an attempt to transform how readers understand Native American relationships with guns.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:04am
Jean-François Palomino during his lecture "Mapping the Great Lakes in the 17th Century" at Hatcher on Tuesday.

Over 120 Ann Arbor residents gathered in the University of Michigan’s Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library on Tuesday night to listen to Jean-Francois Palomino, an author and cartography expert from the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. He discussed how French cartographers were the first to map much of French-controlled North America in the 17th century in addition to the exchange of unique maps between the French and the British during power turnovers in the late 1600s.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:42pm
Rackham student Mina Jafari presents her poster at the MICDE symposium on Tuesday.

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering hosted its annual symposium Tuesday, showcasing the scientific research of University of Michigan students, faculty and professionals from around the world.

The day-long event, held at Rackham Auditorium, featured a number of poster presentations in which students and postdocs discussed their research findings with the public. These presentations were coupled with a series of speakers from computer science and engineering fields.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:17am
An Ann Arbor police office stands in front of students during the walkout in November.

University of Michigan student Dyshon Toxey doesn’t smile much anymore. 

An LSA senior, Toxey is finishing his degree in cognitive science and mathematics, and is involved in a number of development programs for fellow first-generation students. Toxey is Black, and said he often took pride in his perfectly straight, groomed set of teeth to build connections in Black circles and beyond — he’s known as a community mentor with an easygoing demeanor and an even easier smile. 

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