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We can give you a sunrise and a sunset on the water. We can give you mansions five minutes from ruins.
If you’re making movies, said the director of the Michigan Film Office, “There’s a lot of things we can offer that a lot of states can’t.”
What we can’t offer any more are incentives. Soon, we might not even be able to offer a film office.
All those superheroes who’ve traipsed through town these past few years? Jenell Leonard could use one.
As the leader of the state’s film office, she could be presiding over a resurrection, helping the legislature recognize the value in a department it seems determined to leave on the cutting-room floor.
Or, she could be the last one out of the theater, locking the door behind her as she goes.
She figures she has until late next year to make its case — to keep Michigan from becoming the only state without a dedicated film office.
For the full article, see Neal Rubin, "Rubin: Michigan Film Office tries to stave off The End", Detroit News, August 3, 2015.
John Kasich supporter Jeff Timmer of Two Rivers Public Affairs predicts his favored presidential candidate will appear on the Fox News debate stage Thursday. Timmer gives his personal views on the Republican field to date. Who is exceeding expectations? Who is falling short of expectations?
Also, Jake Davison (12:52) makes his MIRS Monday podcast debut to talk about his candidacy in the 82nd House District, currently represented by first-term incumbent Todd Courser. Davison describes himself as a Tea Party conservative, but does vary from Courser on at least one major social issue.
Today I received word that about 200 of our maps now appear in the National Geologic Map Database. Almost a year and a half ago, spring 2014, MSU Map Library employees scanned Michigan geology maps at the request of the US Geological Survey. These scans were given to the USGS who included them in their national database.
Every time people use that database and view one of our maps, they will see the credit “Image provided by Michigan State University” underneath the image.
One sample image is here: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_71898.htm
Click on the thumbnail of the map at the bottom of the page and a zoomable viewing window will appear. Underneath that zoomable image you’ll see the MSU statement.
The front page of the NGMD - http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngm-bin/ngm_compsearch.pl - provides access to almost 98,000 maps of the United States (specifically geology maps). The NGMD is expanding its reach to include more of the state geological survey maps, and we have the most comprehensive collection of Michigan Geological Survey maps (UM probably has a good collection also but they didn’t respond to the request to provide scans).
This is great visibility for MSU and a great accomplishment for our unit. Thank you to everyone who participated in this project.
Geosciences Librarian; Head, Map Library
Michigan State University
366 W. Circle Drive, W308
East Lansing, MI 48824
In honor of the 150th anniversary of Michigan Athletics, the U-M athletic department announced it will hold a year-long celebration to recognize the historic milestone.
Michigan has designed a special page on its website to commemorate all its initiatives: MGoBlue.com/goblue150
The University of Michigan has a rich and storied athletics tradition. Intercollegiate competition officially began in 1865-66 when the baseball team won its first three contests it played that season. In 1879, football started its storied tradition. Women's athletics established formal varsity sports in 1973-74 with U-M fielding basketball, field hockey, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball teams. Men's soccer and women's water polo were added as varsity sports in 2000-01.
Michigan athletic teams have claimed more than 50 national championships in 12 sports over the years, beginning with football's 1901 national title. Since then, Wolverine dynasties have developed in football, men's swimming and diving and ice hockey. In fact, no other NCAA Division I program boasts more national titles in hockey or men's swimming and diving than the Wolverines. In 2005, Michigan softball captured the nation's attention, winning its first Women's College World Series and becoming the first school east of the Mississippi to do so.
The history section provides a look at the history of Michigan athletics, the famous winged helmet, national and conference champions, U-M in the Olympics, athletes of the year and much more. This is an opportunity to relive memories and moments in Wolverine athletics history.
For the full article, see Nick Baumgartner, "Michigan athletics will spend 2015-16 year celebrating its 150th anniversary", MLive, August 3, 2015.
Edward Mooney was installed as Detroit’s first archbishop on Aug. 3, 1937.
The 55-year-old Maryland native was named by Pope Pius XI; the installation took place at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Mooney, who held doctorates in philosophy and divinity from the North American College in Rome, was ordained in April 1909. Among the jobs he held were professor of dogmatic theology at St. Mary Seminary, headmaster of Cathedral Latin School in Cleveland, spiritual director of the North American College, apostolic delegate to India for the Holy See, apostolic delegate to Japan, and bishop of the diocese of Rochester, N.Y.
He became a cardinal in February 1946 and died in October 1958 during the conclave that would elect Pope John XXIII.
Before 1937, Detroit was a diocese in the province of Cincinnati, but then became a province itself, including the dioceses of Michigan, according to archdiocese spokesman Joe Kohn. The archdiocese of Detroit became the metropolitan see.
At the same time, the diocese of Lansing was created, which split from the diocese of Detroit. Before Detroit was part of the province of Cincinnati, it was in the province of Kentucky and, before that, the only province in the U.S., which was Baltimore. Prior to that, Detroit was part of the only province in North America, which was Quebec.
Today, the Archdiocese of Detroit is made up of Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties.
For the full article, see Zlati Meyer, "This week in Michigan history: Edward Mooney named 1st Detroit archbishop", Detroit Free Press, August 3, 2014.
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