University of Michigan


PHOTOS: “From Swing to Hip-Hop: A Photographic History of Music Performance at the University of Michigan”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. In this gallery, look for photos from the exhibit “From Swing to Hip-Hop: A Photographic History of Music Performance at the University of Michigan” on display inside the Michigan Union. Music has always been an integral part of life in Ann Arbor and at the university. This exhibit explores how Wolverines and others have employed music for a range of purposes, from embracing a common creative past to fomenting political or artistic rebellion. The images are drawnRead More

U-M engineering students construct life-size Rubik’s Cube

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Three University of Michigan mechanical engineering students built a giant 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube. The life-size version of the popular toy is on display on the university’s North Campus. The idea was first proposed by a group of students on Pi Day (3.14) in 2014. Three years later, the cube is complete on the second floor of the G.G. Brown Building. “The original team was playing with a Rubik’s Cube trying to think of a senior design project,” said Ryan Kuhn, a mechanical engineering student at U-M.Read More

U of M: A Friend of Student-Athletes?

Tweet“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.” ~~~Euripides   I hadn’t addressed the Regents of my alma mater for a couple of years; and, what with a few new faces on board, I signed up to stand up for student-athletes – my sixth address to Them. The entire address was recorded by my intrepid webmaster, Jason; but let me make a few comments here before I let youRead More

WATCH: U-M students build giant Rubik’s Cube (1,500 pounds!)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan‘s North Campus. Three U-M Mechanical Engineering students are working on a giant 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube. It will become a life-size version of the popular toy. The project began three years ago on Pi Day (3/14) in 2014. Now it is nearing completion inside the G.G. Brown Building. It was inspired by the giant cube on the university’s central campus near the Michigan Union. In this video, watch for interviews with U-M Mechanical Engineering students Ryan Kuhn and Jason Hoving, who areRead More

PHOTOS: “Constructing Gender: The Origins of Michigan’s Union and League”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. A new exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, curated by the Bentley Historical Library, explores the origins of the Michigan Union and the Michigan League through an architectural lens, showing how their design reflected the era’s ideas about gender, morals, and coeducation. Constructing Gender: the Origins of Michigan’s Union and League, running January January 28 – May 7, 2017, looks not only at how brothers (and U-M alumni) Irving K. and Allen Pond meticulouslyRead More

DENSO’s MDrive car share study reveals promise for electric car sharing

Tweet SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Electric vehicle car sharing could be the future of transportation for some: today, DENSO International America, Inc., a global automotive supplier, announced the results of MDrive, the first study to focus on car sharing for people who live, work or frequent one location. In partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Detroit-based NextEnergy, an energy and technology accelerator, the study identified the potential impact electric vehicle car sharing could have on the future of mobility, personal transportation, and vehicle design. The study involved 30 University of Michigan-Dearborn students living atRead More

NCAA Hockey: “Red” Retires as Michigan Coach

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Gordon ‘Red’ Berenson (77) retired as the Men’s Ice Hockey head coach for the Michigan Wolverines.  In a joint appearance by Athletics Director Warde Manuel and Berenson they made the announcement.  He will remain on staff as a special advisor to Manuel. Michigan went 848-426-92 in Berenson’s 33 years, including the 1996 and 1998 NCAA National Championships.   Berenson’s accomplishments behind the bench at Michigan put him among the greatest coaches in college hockey history. Berenson is one of four college hockey coaches to amass more thanRead More

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says interest rates may increase to 2%

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen paid a visit to the University of Michigan on Monday afternoon. She was the featured speaker in a discussion with U-M Ford School of Public Policy Dean Susan Collins. They talked about the state of the economy, interest rates, the labor force and much more. Yellen said that the United States economy has greatly improved since the 2008 recession. Unemployment rose to 10 percent during that time. Right now, it is only at 4.5 percent. “In my view, it is prettyRead More

WATCH: Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at U of M Ann Arbor

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan for a special discussion between Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Susan Collins, Dean of the Ford School of Public Policy. The chairwoman discussed the current state of the economy. Yellen hinted that interest rates could soon hit 2 percent. She said our country’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in March, its lowest level since mid-2007. “I think we have a healthy economy now,” Yellen said. U-M President Mark Schlissel introduced the chairwoman.  

PHOTOS: “University of Michigan: Past and Present” exhibit @ Michigan Union

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. The “Past and Present” exhibit profiles of U-M’s first six students, and the two faculty who taught them. The exhibit features research conducted by Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program students and displays designed by students from the Stamps School of Art & Design. Did You Know? The University of Michigan was founded in Detroit back in 1841. At the time, there was only one degree offered. Now, there are 265 degree offerings and 44,718 students attending U-M.Read More