Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, December 14, 2009

Nearly 70 teams of undergraduate engineering students showcased their capstone design projects at the College of Engineering's Design Expo on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering)

MHealthy Active U registration begins today
Registration begins today for the fifth annual Active U physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser for faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees. The program runs from Jan. 25-April 19, and has been expanded to 12 weeks this year.

Center for Educational Outreach helps connect students, educators
Just more than a year old, the Center for Educational Outreach has established a number of new programs targeted at junior and high school students, teachers and principals, and it has become a conduit for numerous pre-existing programs that seek to bridge the gap between secondary and post-secondary education. Students who have participated in the center’s programs say it has helped them in a variety of ways.

U-M professor looks at new justice’s track record on business issues
When it comes to business, new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor exhibits no liberal or conservative bias. Instead, she adheres closely to precedent, according to research led by Dana Muir, the Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

The Michigan Difference

Key player on the 'green' team
The Obama administration’s ambitious environmental agenda is keeping congressional staff member Mary Frances Repko busy these days. Repko, who received her master’s degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, is House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s senior policy adviser for energy and environmental issues, and one of 10 energy staff members that the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call says will “play a crucial role in the country’s future energy legislation.” Her story is on Page 18 of the fall edition of SNRE’s magazine, Stewards.