The University Record, January 31, 2000

Champion fiddler plays at Hospitals

Jeremy Allan Kittel, a 15-year-old fiddler from Ann Arbor, entertained hospital patients and personnel Jan. 20 with Celtic tunes from his repertoire of Scottish, Irish, classical and old-time music. He is the 1998 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Junior Champion and won the Great Lakes Junior Scottish Fiddle Championship three times.

Kittel visited the hospital lobby as part of the Gifts of Art program, which brings entertainment into the hospital common areas for visitors, patients and staff throughout the year. The program also encourages local and national artists to hang their works in hospital areas, and changes the displays regularly. Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services


Open house showcases new look

Dennis Turner, associate professor of dentistry and assistant dean for patient services in the School of Dentistry, looks a little unnerved as Mayor Ingrid Sheldon attaches a paper bib. Doris Allen, director of the Community Dental Center, watches the procedure closely. The three were at the Center Jan. 27 to celebrate renovations to the facility, which has provided cleaning, crown and bridge work, periodontics and oral surgery to patients since 1981. The Community Dental Center is a cooperative venture between the School of Dentistry and the City of Ann Arbor. Photo by Rebecca A. Doyle

‘Dr. Snowflake’ turns paper into beauty

Thomas Clark, retired physician, University Health Service, entertained young and old with his demonstration and instruction for cutting snowflakes from paper. A well-known member of the Ann Arbor community, Clark has been demonstrating his art in libraries, schools and at University Hospitals for years.

His demonstration in the Taubman Center lobby was held Jan. 6—before all the snow fell outside in Ann Arbor! Photo by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services