Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Students on U-M’s Formula SAE racing team are in Germany this week for a major competition that runs through Sunday. In this video, students on the team talk about the car and the competition.

Grant will help prepare work force to build new green breed of vehicles
U-M will create courses to pave the way for a new generation of electric and hybrid vehicles, using $2.5 million in federal funding that the White House announced Wednesday. The classes are part of a larger effort to teach a work force that can create a new, green breed of vehicle.

Students premiere films at Traverse City festival
More than a dozen U-M film students and recent graduates got their turn in the spotlight last week when they premiered two short films at the Traverse City Film Festival. Jim Burnstein of the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures says the festival is a great opportunity to show the breadth of talent nurtured at the university.

Thirty Wolverine football videos in 30 days
The Michigan Wolverines’ 2009 football season is just a month away. To help fans gear up, the Athletic Department is presenting “Countdown to Kickoff,” a series of 30 online videos — a new one each day — that go behind the scenes with practice reports, player features, interviews with Rich Rodriguez and his staff, and much more.

The Michigan Difference

A new way to build
A construction system that could help revive urban areas is being developed by Harry Giles, a professor in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and a team of collaborators. MidMod is an adaptable, durable and energy efficient construction system ideally suited for mixed-use, urban neighborhoods. A prototype structure is expected to be placed on display this fall.