Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lola Eniola-Adefeso (right), assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, explains how she encourages her students to experience "True Engineering" by teaching concepts to high school students. Her approach was a 2012 Teaching Innovation Prize winner. Read more about the 2013 prizes, nominations for which are due Feb. 4. (Photo by Pam Fisher)

U-M Heritage Project brings university history to life through stories and images
History is the foundation of the university's excellence, leadership and diversity, and it is celebrated like never before through the new U-M Heritage Project website that launched today. The coming 2017 U-M bicentennial inspired the website. Powerful images and stories bring to life the university's history and triumphs, and the diverse people behind them.

Michigan Almanac tracks the numbers that define U-M
The Michigan Almanac, a systematic compilation of information about university operations, is being introduced as the "go-to" Web document for anyone interested in data about the university. Introduced this week, it provides ready access to data for many different audiences seeking information for a wide range of purposes.

IT infrastructure improvements support computational research
A grant from the National Science Foundation will help the university make IT infrastructure improvements that will speed research computing on campus. The work will improve connectivity between the university’s primary data centers and the visualization lab, as well as between campus and the broader Internet.

This week in The University Record
• Violent video games may intensify anti-Arab stereotypes
• Female mice exposed to BPA by mothers show unexpected characteristics
• High school jobs: Impact is different for whites and minorities
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on newspaper racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Wallenberg at Michigan
Before Raoul Wallenberg achieved global acclaim as a World War II humanitarian, he was a U-M student learning life in a new country, an aspiring architect absorbing the beauty of America’s cities, and a young man confronting the trials of college: discovery, anxiety, accomplishment and love. He graduated in 1935 as the top student in his architecture class. (Note: For the next few months, The Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the new U-M Heritage Project website.)