Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Akropolis Reed Quintet, consisting of four U-M students and a recent graduate, has won grand prizes in the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition and the Plowman Chamber Music Competition in two consecutive weekends. Members are, from left, Ryan Reynolds, Matt Landry, Kari Dion, Andrew Koeppe and Tim Gocklin. Click the photo to read more about the group's accomplishments. (Photo by Emily Breeding)

Distinguished University Innovators to be recognized Thursday
Khalil Najafi and Kensall Wise, professors in the College of Engineering, will be recognized Thursday as the Distinguished University Innovators for 2011. A ceremony and their lecture begin at 4 p.m. in the Biomedical Science Research Building Auditorium. It is open to the public.

U-M names partner for new scoreboards at Big House, Crisler and Yost
The Athletics Department has partnered with TS Sports/Lighthouse for its scoreboard replacement project. TS Sports/Lighthouse will be providing new state-of-the-art video displays and scoring systems at Michigan Stadium, Crisler Arena and Yost Ice Arena.

Consider has campus looking at issues from both sides
The reappearance of the four-page, student-run, point-counterpoint publication Consider has inspired people across the university to initiate dialogue. The publication, which came back a year-and-a-half ago after a two-year hiatus, selects an issue then presents two viewpoints by faculty, students or a related organization.

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.