Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Celebrate Invention attracted an estimated 500 people to the Michigan League Ballroom on Wednesday to learn about U-M inventions, startup companies and their creators. The reception also was intended to encourage networking among U-M inventors and with their partners in the community. Click here for a brief video of the event. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)

BREAKING NEWS: U-M Solar Car Team places third in the world
Through a smoldering brush fire, past wind-shearing road trains, across the Australian continent, U-M’s Quantum was the first American car to finish the World Solar Challenge today. The Michigan Solar Car Team finished in third place overall in the international competition.

Ann Arbor overall enrollment, freshman applications at all-time high this fall
Enrollment on U-M's Ann Arbor campus remains at record levels for the third consecutive year in fall 2011 with 42,716 students, according to the Office of the Registrar. The number of graduate and professional students increased by 2.8 percent, while undergraduates increased by 1.4 percent. The total enrollment of all students includes a freshman class of 6,251 students.

Men's basketball program seeks Twitter 'voice'
Do you live your life 140 characters at a time? Is talking about Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) your idea of a dream gig? The Michigan Men's Basketball team is in search of the "voice" of @umichbball, the official Twitter account of Michigan men's basketball.

U-M neurologist testifies about sports concussions
Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, associate professor of neurology and director of Michigan NeuroSport, testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about sports-related concussions.

The Michigan Difference

A fresh look at the atom
Georg Raithel, professor of physics, LSA, and a team of researchers have come up with an atom-imaging technique that allows for the detection of the elusive and highly excited individual Rydberg atom. The team’s technique has allowed them to provide the first images and measurements of the unique interaction that happens between these atoms.