Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A team of students from the College of Engineering is helping retrofit a 100-year-old Victorian home to capture and treat its own water with the goal of creating a structure with net zero water use. Watch a video of them touring the Ann Arbor home and read more about the project.

LSA senior wins Churchill Scholarship to study at Cambridge
Nicholas Triantafillou is the university's most recent recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of graduate study in mathematics, biological and physical sciences, and engineering at the University of Cambridge. The senior from Saginaw is double majoring in honors mathematics and honors computer science.

Students driving move toward composting at Law School
Students like Liz Gary are driving the effort to promote composting at the Law School. Gary and other proponents of the sustainability practice — whom she refers to as composting ninjas — started the effort a year ago. Last term alone, she said, more than 50 student organizations employed composting at more than 115 events.

Nonprofit and Public Management Center to host Social Impact Challenge
The U-M Nonprofit and Public Management Center will host the final round of the 2013 Social Impact Challenge — which allows students to solve real problems for an organization that focuses on social impact — on Thursday at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

The Michigan Difference

Giving back and paying it forward
Curtis Mack, an alumnus and adjunct professor of labor law at the Law School, remembers the many people who helped him get started on the road to success. He uses those memories as a guide for his own mentoring of young people. "My mother used to say to us, 'It's not about what folks give to you or about being successful for yourself, it's about giving back to others,'" says Mack, who gives back through his service to numerous organizations, including the We Are Family and Just the Beginning foundations.