Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Watch a video about the U-M Bike Camp, where children and young adults with Down syndrome and autism learn to ride bicycles.

Bike camp moves challenged kids toward independence
Children with autism and Down syndrome are achieving one of childhood’s triumphs — learning to ride a bike — with the help of the U-M Bike Camp. Researchers who run the camp are using it to study how learning to ride impacts the children challenged by these disorders. Initial findings show the children become more social and independent.

Radio project seeks answers to health care reform questions
As the debate over health care reform and how it could change our lives rages on, many questions remain. All this week, Michigan Radio has sought answers in a series of interviews with health care experts, many from U-M. Click here for links to listen to the series online.

MRacing team finishes strong in Germany
The College of Engineering’s MRacing Formula SAE team made a strong showing at a competition in Germany recently, finishing fifth in a field of 78 international contenders. The team finished second in the acceleration competition, and was recognized for its innovative, lightweight design.

The Michigan Difference

No business like show business
Andrew Dowdle received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1997 with his eye on Wall Street. But he always had an interest in movies, which he shared with his brother, John. One day he decided a motion picture career wasn’t the pipe dream he had assumed it must be, and decided to take his shot. Now he’s using the business acumen he developed at U-M to produce films with his brother.