Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Michigan fans cheer their team at a watch party in Crisler Center. The site of the Wolverines' home games was full Monday as the Athletic Department invited students, faculty, staff and the general public to watch the NCAA championship contest. View slideshows of images from the game, at Crisler Center and near campus. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

Wolverines fall to Louisville, 82-76, in NCAA basketball final
The men's basketball team led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but Louisville rallied to take the 82-76 victory Monday in the final game of the NCAA Tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Michigan finished its season with a 31-8 record.

Pair of engineering students honored as top entrepreneurs
Two U-M engineering students have been selected to receive the 2013 RPM Ventures Student Entrepreneur of the Year award in recognition of their entrepreneurial accomplishments. Carolyn Yarina is a chemical engineering senior working to bring affordable and appropriate health care technologies to rural India. Ram Rao is a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering working to decrease barriers to STD testing.

MHealthy offers new exercise class for beginners
Faculty and staff who want to get moving but have never exercised before or have not been physically active in a while can register for a free exercise class designed specifically for beginners. The 15-week Simple Steps classes meet twice a week for 30 minutes, helping to add physical activity gradually into participants' lives.

The Michigan Difference

Dear Aunt Ruth
U-M staff member Ruth B. Buchanan sent thousands of letters, greeting cards, and copies of The Michigan Daily to students, faculty, staff and alumni serving in World War II. She requested they call her “Aunt Ruth,” and the response of soldiers and sailors was dramatic, and makes for one of the country’s richest collections of wartime correspondence.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.