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PHOTOS: “Pop Art Comes to Michigan, 1963” @ UMMA

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). This symposium explores the historical and cultural significance of two pioneering exhibitions of Pop Art that were held at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in 1963. At that time, the concept of Pop Art was under construction. Subjects addressed in the art-–consumer culture, food and other appetites, technology and the mass media, the Cold War, women’s roles–were live issues at the University. By showcasing artists whose work was too raw or unusual to become partRead More


NCAA Basketball: How Sweet! U-M Overcomes Louisville, Advances to Round of 16

TweetINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The No. 7-seeded University of Michigan men’s basketball team continued its dramatic postseason run as the Wolverines erased a nine-point second-half deficit to slip past second-seeded Louisville, 73-69, in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Sunday (March 19) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Wolverines advance to the round of 16 where they will face the winner of third-seeded Oregon and 11th-seeded Rhode Island. The game will take place in Kansas City on Thursday (March 23) at a time to be determined. Louisville enjoyed momentum throughout the early goingRead More


U-M startup pilots $10 grocery rides to Detroiters

TweetANN ARBOR — Detroit residents who need a lift to and from the grocery store at a reasonable price can take part in a pilot ride service through March. Offered by Cart, a University of Michigan startup that connects people to healthy, fresh groceries, will offer $10 round trip rides via Lyft through March 22 at Detroit Meijer stores. Meijer is donating the other $10 it costs per ride, said Cart CEO Stacey Matlen, who graduated from U-M with a master’s degree in public health last year. “Cart’s goal isRead More


U of M Basketball Team Safe After Plane Skids Off Runway

TweetWASHINGTON —  High winds in the Ypsilanti, Michigan area were to blame for the Michigan basketball team’s chartered plane accident at Willow Run Airport (YIP).  This was on Wednesday afternoon when the plane skidded off the runway.  The resulting was damage to the MD-83 stretch aircraft was on the underbelly.  They were using runway 23-L and there were 109 passengers and seven crew were aboard.  There were slight injuries.  Family members of the basketball staff, administrators, the pep-band and cheerleaders were also on board.  The aircraft is operated by AmeristarRead More


Why Daylight Saving Time Could Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

Tweet ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Heart attacks occur most often on Monday mornings. And on one particular Monday, the risk may be further elevated. Research shows a 24 percent jump in the number of heart attacks occurring the Monday after we “spring forward” for daylight saving time compared with other Mondays throughout the year. That lost hour of sleep may play a bigger, perhaps more dangerous role in our body’s natural rhythm, according to a 2014 study led by the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Although researchers can’t say preciselyRead More


New Owner Looks to be the Big Man on Campus at University of Michigan

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — William Kaufman plans to open a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location on the University of Michigan campus. The student body of the University of Michigan represents approximately 38 percent of the total population of the city of Ann Arbor. Kaufman’s newly signed development agreement of two Dickey’s locations will be carried out with the first location opening in May 2017 at the Washtenaw Commons Retail Center. Kaufman’s second location will open in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan Campus. “We’re excited William Kaufman isRead More


PHOTOS: “The Student Experience: Flappers, Mappers, and the Fight for Equality on Campus”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial celebration. In this gallery, look for photos of “The Student Experience: Flappers, Mappers, and the Fight for Equality on Campus” exhibit at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Join flappers as they stroll through 1926 Ann Arbor with a beautiful pictorial map and experience the busy student life of the 1920s, celebrate two University of Michigan alumna who have greatly influenced the field of cartography, and explore the rise of diversity and the fight for equality on campusRead More


PHOTOS: “The Leaders and the Rest: Boundaries and Belonging at the University of Michigan”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial celebration. In this gallery, look for photos of the new exhibit, “The Leaders and the Rest: Boundaries and Belonging at the University of Michigan.” It explores who belongs at the University of Michigan? Who gets to draw its boundaries? Michigan students have asked and answered these questions for nearly two hundred years. Against a backdrop of local, national, and global change, they have negotiated their place and redefined their responsibilities. At times, students have debated among eachRead More


PHOTOS: “Student Reflections: A Retrospective of Dental Education” @ U-M Ann Arbor

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial celebration. “Student Reflections: A Retrospective of Dental Education” is now on display inside the The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry. The new exhibit dates to the late 1880s when “new technology” meant primitive gas lamps replaced window light, which from the founding of the school in 1875 was the only way students and faculty could see to operate on their patients. Every era of student life has had its quirks and consistencies as dental education evolved over theRead More


PHOTOS: “Moving Through The Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. In this gallery, look for photos of the “Moving Through The Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity” exhibit. It is a collection of photographs and memorabilia showcasing women’s physical activity at U-M. From early and restrictive physical education to D1 athletics, the exhibit explores early participatory nature of women’s movement. Despite inequities faced by women regarding physical activity, women have danced, flexed, fought, and championed for future women athletes at the university and beyond!Read More