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Category Archives: 2001-2013

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…

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.

Sheila Coley: LSA History Department “anchor in the wind”

Written on February 22, 2016 at 10:37 am, by

When you have been working in the Department of History for as long as Sheila Coley has, you are bound to make some history of your own. “Sheila is the rock-solid anchor in the wind and storm of teaching and learning in our department,” says Professor Katherine Canning.

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.

Squirrelman: Campus squirrel photographer documents campus pets

Written on January 18, 2016 at 10:42 am, by

Corey Seeman has been a librarian at the Kresge Library at the Ross School of Business since 2005. Almost everyday, he takes a break to think, reset, feed and photograph squirrels around campus.

Here to help: A plumber who puts patients first

Written on November 6, 2015 at 4:06 pm, by

Mark Neumann works as a plumber in the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, doing everything from repairing drains and water lines to installing medical gas systems. But patients are his top priority.

Priceless rewards in service

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:41 pm, by

“Every once in a while I dust off that old IBM electronic typewriter at home and reflect on where I began and how I have grown over the years and look forward to the future.”