Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Michigan!

Today Michigan turns 174. Wondering how to honor the momentous occasion? First I would recommend learning about our tumultuous path to statehood. Remember folks, a certain neighbor to the south (Ohio) blocked Michigan's statehood for several years because of a little border dispute.

Second, I would recommend checking out U of M's Water Semester keynote speaker Sylvia Earle. Sylvia is a world renowned oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, and 2009 TED prize winner. The Sturgeon General's lecture is entitled "The World is Blue." What better way to celebrate Michigan's birthday than by learning about our state's most valuable resource: fresh water. Sylvia's lecture is at 7:30 pm tonight in Rackham Auditorium.

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1 comment:

  1. I KNEW there was a reason I hated Ohio.

    And I knew that it didn't have anything to do with football.