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Category Archives: 2013-present

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.

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.

The Piano Man of the Cardiovascular Center

Written on October 31, 2016 at 1:08 pm, by

“My overall duty is to put patients first, whether it’s getting them a cup of coffee, a cup of water or playing them a song,” says UMHS Patient Services Assistant Errick Thomas. “I’ll do anything to show we’re appreciative that they chose UMHS.” “Anything” in this case means giving up his lunch break every afternoon to sit at the piano and entertain those who pass by. “That’s how I can make a difference.”