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Building blocks for the Bicentennial

In honor of the university's bicentennial, apprentice cabinet maker Mike Mattila and his colleagues in Construction Services created a unique gift for U-M staff — slightly more than 10,000 gifts, to be exact.  [more]

Remembering a great grandfather’s model ship-building achievements

Jack Underwood, a Michigan Medicine staff member and student in the U-M College of Engineering, shares this reflection of his great grandfather, Arthur A. Limpert.  [more]

No better place

"This is my life, my future. There is no better place to work," writes Pauleen Vanbuhler.  [more]

Best place to work. Ever.

I used to ride the university bus system. I took a lot of bus rides. In 2008, the unit I was in had a holiday gingerbread contest, so I tried my hand at making a gingerbread blue bus.  [more]

Helping a young chef thrive

A program that offers individuals with disabilities job placements at U-M is helping one young chef thrive.  [more]

Invested in healing through service, yoga and patient care

Chelsea Cendrowski is a rare breed. Nurse, yoga teacher, Ann Arbor native, grassroots philanthropist and volunteer advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  [more]

Longtime employee helps launch public art tribute

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.   [more]

Chef looks back on U-M culinary transformation

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...  [more]

Recreating historic photo an “unbelievable experience”

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...  [more]

Campus Farm a Best-Kept Secret at the Nexus of Hopes and Dreams

The Campus Farm began in 2012 on a small plot of land near the Project Grow garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens on Dixboro Road.  [more]