Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 31, 2013

As part of an ongoing Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design initiative to bring artists and designers to Detroit schools, artist in resident Collin McRae worked with fifth-graders at an elementary school in southwest Detroit on a project that bridges music and visual art, drawing from the music of Gustav Holst's Planet Suites.

Alumni from URC schools embrace entrepreneurship
Michigan's University Research Corridor — which includes U-M, Michigan State and Wayne State — is proving to be a powerful business incubator for students and alumni, playing a dramatically increased role in nurturing startup efforts and providing a boost to aspiring entrepreneurs, a new report shows.

Faculty and staff help recycle 206 tons of electronic waste
University staff and faculty, along with help from the local community, contributed to the collection of 206 tons of electronic waste during the sixth annual e-waste recycling event. An estimated 2,480 vehicles brought recyclable electronics to drop-off locations during the event that ran from April 25-27.

Spring Academic All-Big Ten team features 103 Wolverines
The spring 2013 Academic All-Big Ten team announced this week includes 103 U-M student-athletes representing 12 varsity teams. To be eligible, student-athletes must be letter winners in at least their second academic year and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The Michigan Difference

Seeds of discontent
When the state’s farmers called for an agriculture college in the 1850s, the nascent U-M cried foul and insisted it should be based in Ann Arbor. The ensuing political and academic battle about how and where to teach agricultural education fueled a spirited rivalry that continues today with Michigan State University.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference is highlighting stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.