Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Michigan Sea Grant, a cooperative program of U-M and Michigan State University, and a Center of Excellence at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, is leading an effort to construct nine rock reefs in the St. Clair River delta to boost populations of lake sturgeon and other rare native fish. This video outlines the goals and details of the project. Read more about the spawning reefs.

Soldier safety and future mobility discussed at conference
Research conducted at the U-M Automotive Research Center has helped develop technologies that have saved the lives of thousands of troops. Some of those technologies were discussed this week at the ARC's annual conference.

International Institute awards Individual Fellowships
The International Institute has awarded more than $190,000 to 50 U-M students as part of its Individual Fellowships program. The fellowships will take students across international borders this summer to conduct research or participate in an internship abroad.

LectureTools launches iPad app to keep students engaged and organized
A new iPad app that aims to make large lecture classes feel smaller is believed to be the platform's first integrated, student-response, note-taking and inquiry system with cloud-based storage. The product was created by the U-M startup LectureTools, which was spun out of research by Perry Samson, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences.

Baseball coach Maloney departing; U-M to conduct national search
Director of Athletics Dave Brandon announced Tuesday that the Athletic Department and head baseball coach Rich Maloney have mutually agreed to not extend his contract, which ends June 30. Maloney finished his 10th season as head coach this past weekend.

The Michigan Difference

Networking entertainment connections
April Moreau and Amy Fleischman share a passion for the entertainment industry. To prepare themselves and other students for a career in entertainment, the two 2012 spring graduates organized the UMEC-LA Networking Night to bring together past and present Wolverines interested in getting into entertainment. At the March event, students had the opportunity to network with successful alumni currently working in the industry and received advice about how to break into the competitive world.