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Category Archives: 1951-1980

Longtime employee helps launch public art tribute

Written on March 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm, by

Jagdish (“Jack”) Janveja, a project director in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, is using his passion for the university to help fund a public art tribute honoring the enduring work of U-M staff.

Recreating historic photo an “unbelievable experience”

Written on March 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm, by

I still remember the car. It was the station wagon my dad drove to and from work when he was directing the university’s sesquicentennial. Returning to the same spot 50 years later to retake the photo was an unbelievable…

The Bells of Michigan

Written on February 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm, by

The 53 bells of the Baird Carillon in Burton Memorial Tower have been tolling the quarter-hours and making music for so long that it’s hard to imagine the campus without them. But they are only the latest in a line of Michigan bells that date to the first students and the earliest classes.

A Focus on Gratitude

Written on January 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm, by

“After 28 years of working here, one of my favorite passions is focusing on gratitude…” writes Mary Ceccanese, coordinator of the Office of Tax Policy Research.

Reflecting on four decades of change

Written on January 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm, by

I was 5 years into my career as an accountant with Financial Operations when we received our first computers.

Smoke Signals: How the Cold War and an Execution Informed a Marriage

Written on August 31, 2016 at 3:18 pm, by

In 1968, after following her future husband to Ann Arbor, Ellen Meeropol learned that his parents were Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, a young couple executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage.

Joe Moffatt: Career Memories of Television at Michigan

Written on August 18, 2016 at 12:31 pm, by

Joseph Moffat, former staging and lighting supervisor at the University of Michigan Television Center, shared this video slideshow and other images of his memories of a career in television production at Michigan.

Employees recall opening of University Hospital and Taubman Center

Written on February 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm, by

Feb. 14 marked 30 years since the “new” University Hospital opened its doors. It was a significant milestone for UMHS and its faculty and staff.

Forever loyal: M3 in A2

Written on October 21, 2015 at 11:13 am, by

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but even a thousand pictures cannot capture a lifetime of Michigan memories says 40-year staff member Mary Maguire Byrkit.

After 35 years, reaping the benefits of a lifetime of service

Written on December 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm, by

“In August of 1979 I was hired as a payroll clerk in the Administrative Service Building, where I processed payroll for temporary staff…”