Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, January 6, 2011

This episode of the School of Art & Design's "Snapshots from the Studio" features work created in Making It Move, a class that familiarizes students with the use of AC and DC motors, solenoids, wiring, gearing, and drive systems to incorporate motion into art and design work.

Rodriguez dismissed as U-M football coach
Athletic Director Dave Brandon announced Wednesday that head coach Rich Rodriguez has been relieved of his coaching duties with the football program.

Online game teaches scholarly research skills to undergrads
Most undergraduates enter college with limited experience in scholarly research. A team of researchers, headed by two School of Information faculty members, has set out to address that issue by developing Bibliobouts, an online game that teaches university-level scholarly research skills.

Constructing Collage: An inside look at an SMTD tradition
Go behind the scenes for a look at the people and preparations that make Collage come together. This year's edition of the annual concert featuring the best and brightest from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance is scheduled for Jan. 15.

The Michigan Difference

Reversing fortunes
U-M students who have come from the foster care system face a unique set of challenges, both in terms of funding their education as well as lacking the family and community support that most undergraduates enjoy. U-M alumnus Paul Blavin and his wife, Amy, want to help provide that guidance and sense of community through the Blavin Scholars Program. They have pledged to match $500,000 in contributions to fund the program.