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Category Archives: 1981-2000

Microcomputer support pioneer 

Written on September 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm, by

Thousands of faculty, staff, and students, three U-M presidents, and astronaut Jack Lousma were all taught how to use computers by ‘long-haired bespectacled techno-weenie musician philosopher’ Jim “Griff” Griffin.

Part of something bigger…

Written on August 9, 2017 at 10:55 am, by

Following on the heels of a workshop called “The Secretary as a Resource Person,” Lili Kivisto spent the next 20 years planning an annual event known as The Millennium Conference.

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.

Chef looks back on U-M culinary transformation

Written on March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm, by

Standing anxiously in the corner, Chef Nelson”Buzz” Cummings watches as his dish is served to 30 hungry students. They are sampling a new creation: a donut filled with chipotle chocolate and pork…

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.

A Beautiful Thing

Written on October 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm, by

“Reflecting on my experiences, I value the people I worked with along the way. . . It’s a beautiful thing to have a rewarding career at U-M,” writes Graham Sustainability Institute Science Outreach Manager, Elizabeth LaPorte.

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.