Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The U-M Biological Station, located near Pellston, allows students to use the northern Great Lakes as their classroom. This video showcases the science being studied by students and researchers alike in a highly interactive setting. Learn more about the Biological Station.

U-M course shares entrepreneurial skills with inner-city teachers
Imparting entrepreneurial skills to inner-city teachers is the goal of a first-of-its-kind intensive course offered jointly by the College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Education. This week, 20 U-M master of urban pedagogy students who are Teach For America Detroit Corps members will take part in the Education Entrepreneurship Workshop, taught by Moses Lee, assistant director for student ventures at the Center for Entrepreneurship.

List of Active U winners released; more than 10,000 participate
The seventh year of Active U shows the success of the program with more than 10,000 participants logging more than 20 million minutes of physical activity. More than 630 teams competed this year, with winners in each of six divisions based on the percentage of a personal goal achieved by team members, and logging minutes at least three days per week.

U-M takes top honors in national robotic boat competition
The UM::Autonomy team won the annual RoboBoat Competition over the weekend with its new robotic boat, Serenity, beating teams from Villanova, Embry Riddle University and Georgia Tech. This is the second time in three years that U-M has taken the gold in the national competition.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing lessons across the aisle
Anne Kaiser, Jim Townsend and Jon Gauthier come from different points on the political spectrum and practice politics in different states, but they share something in common — all are serving in or seeking elective office and each one relies on the lessons they learned at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Says Gauthier: "Ultimately, what the Ford School of Public Policy creates are leaders, whether they are policy analysts making recommendations or they are elected officials."