Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 3, 2013

As prospective graduates prepare for this weekend's commencement and life beyond U-M, this video offers a fond look at a single letter, in its many settings, that will forever hold a deeper meaning.

14th annual Road Scholars tour continues community-academic collaborations
The Michigan Road Scholars’ 14th annual five-day journey through Michigan begins Monday. Traveling highways and two-lane roads, the 2013 “seminar on wheels” will take 30 faculty and staff members from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula, and from Grand Rapids to Bay City. They will continue the tour's tradition of identifying ways in which U-M can contribute expertise to local and regional initiatives.

New center aims to transform critical care through research
The Medical School has launched the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, which focuses on finding new ways — through cross-disciplinary research and entrepreneurial activity — to treat patients suffering from a variety of critical conditions that affect the body’s cells and tissues in similar ways.

First graduates earn new Master of Entrepreneurship degree
The U-M master's degree program in entrepreneurship awards its first 17 students degrees today. The program, offered jointly between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, fits with Michigan's long history of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Michigan Difference

Weaving an energy solution
The Woven Wind team, a multidisciplinary group of students from U-M, has been recognized internationally for its efforts to utilize traditional local skills and materials for creating wind power in a small mountain village in Guatemala. The team won first place in the Smarter Planet Challenge for developing a wind turbine with blades made of woven material.