The University of Michigan and Its State

The following posts were developed as a guest blogger for Metromode Media,  a Michigan-based e-Newssite. The blogs explore the role of the University of Michigan and its Students for the State of Michigan. The University ...

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Cars Are Cool Again!

The 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit had one key message to the innovators and entrepreneurs among us: cars are cool again! Before, the only cars I thought were cool were cars with costs ...

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Giving A Chicken Flying Lessons

One of the most important life-lessons I learned during my PhD work came from my PhD advisor. I was trying very hard to get a complicated measurement done, together with a colleague. I was in ...

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Solid Like a Rock

There is a famous Bible story that compares the lives of two men.  “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house ...

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The Parking Lots at Night

James A. McDivitt, a retired brigadier Air Force General and one of the most admired pioneers of the semi-centennial Apollo program, not to mention a proud Michigan Wolverine, gave a talk a few months ago as part of ...

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Towards the Sun … (*)

In a country far away there was a flock of chickens living their lives. They pecked around the court and found grains, one after the other, from morning to evening. In the evening the chickens ...

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Random Connections

Many of the most important aspects of life are dependent on chance. For example, on the way out of a party, you meet this girl who is going to be your wife. Or, you feel ...

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Giving Thanks

There are a few things that are hard to say. “I am sorry” is one of the sentences I dread every time I have to express it. I remember being a 10 year old boy standing ...

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