Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 14, 2009

Chief Justice John Roberts joins university officials in breaking ground for the Law School's new academic building and Law School Commons. Taking part in Friday’s ceremony to launch the $102 million project were, from left, Regent Kathy White, building campaign chair Bruce Bickner, Roberts, President Mary Sue Coleman, Law School Dean Evan Caminker, and Board of Regents Chair Andrew Richner. (Photo by Martin Vloet, Photo Services)

Chief justice holds court at Law School gathering
Chief Justice John Roberts shared his views on a variety of topics — including why he thinks more consensus on the Supreme Court ultimately will benefit the country’s legal system — in a wide-ranging question-and-answer session Friday for members of the Law School community celebrating the school’s sesquicentennial.

GM/U-M exhibit aims to inspire future auto engineers
Engineers from General Motors and the university have joined forces to reinvent the automobile, and the Detroit automaker hopes to enlist future U-M graduates in the ambitious effort, a top GM official said during a recent visit to open a new technology exhibit at the Duderstadt Gallery. The exhibit runs through Thursday.

The Big House after hours
When the masses leave Michigan Stadium, the real work — and the real fun — begin. After a game more than 300 people converge on the stadium to transform 450 overstuffed 55-gallon trash cans and 300 recycling containers filled with plastic bottles — a total of about 15 tons of refuse per game — into 72 cubic feet of compressed trash.

University launches YouTube Channel
The university announced today the launch of its YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/um. Special speakers and events, classroom lectures and other campus highlights now can be shared with a wider audience on the popular video-sharing Web site, developers at Michigan Marketing and Design say.

The Michigan Difference

Tapping creativity in prisons
The Prison Creative Arts Project collaborates with incarcerated adults, incarcerated youth, urban youth and the formerly incarcerated to strengthen our community through creative expression. Based in the Department of English Language and Literature and the School of Art and Design, project participants facilitate arts workshops in prisons or juvenile facilities, as well as Detroit high schools.