Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 3, 2012

Steven Grady donates loose change in the School of Information's annual Penny War to support SI's Alternative Spring Break program as volunteer Marisa Szpytman looks on. Both are master's students at SI. Click here to read more about the Penny War, which runs through 5:30 p.m. today in the lower level of North Quad. (Photo by Jay Jackson, School of Information)

Entrepreneurship expanding at Michigan Engineering and beyond
This is the fifth year for the Michigan Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship, and it's expected to be pivotal, as its dynamic, collaborative programs swell in popularity and help shift the culture of the campus and community. Entrepreneurship, which began in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, is growing into a cross-campus value at U-M, and the center is playing a role in making that happen.

U-M doctoral student joins in Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill
U-M ecology graduate student Jasmine Crumsey joined with nearly 30 other scientists from across the country in Washington, D.C., this week to brief congressional staff members about climate change research. Crumsey, who works at the U-M Biological Station, participated in the second annual Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

Art & Environment Gallery opening at SNRE
To draw more attention to the influence of art in shaping our understanding of science and nature, the School of Natural Resources and Environment is opening an art gallery in the first floor Commons the Dana Building. It will feature work from local and national artists whose work speaks to how people interact and understand the environment.

The Michigan Difference

Keeping art alive in Detroit
Janie Paul, associate professor in the School of Art & Design, knew children in underprivileged communities like Detroit had little access to arts education. So she began Detroit Connections, in which A&D students give weekly art lessons to Detroit-area elementary students. The program not only has helped local children to learn more about art, but also has introduced U-M students to Detroit’s rich cultural heritage.