Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 15, 2013

In this video, students and faculty discuss U-M's Creative Process course, an interdisciplinary experience that isn't about how to produce a great creative work, but instead helps students learn about getting to a place where creativity can flow. Read more about the class.

UMMA to be among first university museums in Google Art Project
The U-M Museum of Art on Friday will join a vanguard of university art museums that are part of the Google Art Project, which aims to improve access to art and cultural literacy by offering an online virtual journey to some of the world's most fascinating artworks. Curators selected 60 images from UMMA’s collection for the project.

Town hall, multimedia project explore the future of 'fracking'
The university will host a town hall and panel discussion Tuesday about the future of deep hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in Michigan. The College of Engineering has produced a multimedia project examining the oil and gas drilling technique and its consequences. It includes a brief documentary, "Fracktopia."

New center to focus on the statistics of cancer research
As cancer research has become more complex, requiring advanced statistical analysis of data, collaboration between cancer researchers and statistical researchers has become ever more critical. As a result, the School of Public Health will establish a Center for Cancer Biostatistics within the Department of Biostatistics.

Michigan cheerleading team wins NCA national championship
The U-M cheerleading team claimed the national title at the 2013 National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship completed Friday. This is the largest college cheer and dance championship in the world.

This week in The University Record
• Study finds dementia care costs among highest of all diseases
• New software reduces interference of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee
• Geladas’ vocal lip smacks resemble human speech
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on newspaper racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

The Wolverine Patriot Project
Students from the School of Dentistry and a husband and wife who earned their dental degrees from U-M have joined forces to provide oral health care to disabled and homeless veterans in Gaylord. Their initiative is known as the Wolverine Patriot Project, and its origins can be traced to a second-year dental student, Jesse Edwards, who asked himself a simple question not so long ago, "How can I help those who have served this country?"