The University Record, April 2, 2001

Life Sciences Institute: High school students create murals for construction site (II)

Monique Bowles, a participant in the Health Occupations Partners in Education (HOPE) program who is interested in a career in medicine, paints the hands in her panel.

The Life Sciences Initiative and Institute focus on interdisciplinary scholarship and research, as well as the social and ethical questions posed by recent science discoveries. The murals suggest this interdisciplinary focus. ‘This is a University initiative that deals with something important to everybody, but maybe especially to the future generations. The world outside is very important,’ says Gary Krenz, special counsel to the president. ‘I think that high school students are ideal [artists for the murals] because this is their future.’

Photos by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services