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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

This bronze panel, titled "Gathered Sounds," features reliefs of abstract biomorphic forms with cascading water that creates both a visual and auditory experience. The U-M Health System commissioned the work for the Kellogg Eye Center Expansion Project (Brehm Tower). The Record Update periodically will highlight pieces of public art at U-M. Click the photo for more information about the piece, and click here to browse an online collection of public artworks.

Fourth annual e-waste recycling event set for May 5-7
The Office of Campus Sustainability and Ann Arbor Public Schools are sponsoring a free e-waste recycling event designed to help area residents, small businesses and nonprofits dispose of electronics in an earth-friendly way. The collection effort is scheduled for May 5-7.

Public works group names transit center Project of the Year
The American Public Works Association Michigan chapter has given its Project of the Year award to the Central Campus Transit Center in the category of intergovernmental cooperation less than $5 million. The center was a collaborative effort by U-M and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority.

U-M team wins student urban design competition
A team of U-M students has won the top prize in the 2011 Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The $50,000 prize was given for plan to redeveop a Seattle neighborhood, emphasizing sustainability through neighborhood diversity, affordability, walkability and environmental conservation. A second U-M team was awarded $10,000 as a finalist in the competition.

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The Michigan Difference

The legacy of Elder Sang-Yong Nam
Elder Sang-Yong Nam, who died March 29, arrived at U-M from Korea in 1964. He found few books about Korea in the U-M library and a lack of Korean art in the U-M Museum of Art. It became his dream to correct the disparity and make U-M a premier center for Korean studies. Over the years Elder Nam became the largest benefactor of the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the International Institute, pledging more than $4 million and making it one of the top programs in the country.