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June 19, 2013
After two years in development, the new solar car Generation has been unveiled to the public. The U-M Solar Car Team plans to race it in the World Solar Challenge this October in Australia. Since 1990, the team has built 11 vehicles, won the American Solar Challenge seven times and placed third in the World Solar Challenge four times.
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
June 17, 2013
Prevailing over thousands of contestants and dozens of elimination trials, Michelle Chamuel, an alumna of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, made it to the finals of “The Voice” with her powerful performances. She ended up winning the second place spot in this popular singing competition show on NBC.
Photo: Courtesy of The Voice
June 14, 2013
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival takes over campus June 14-July 7, with mainstage shows indoors at the Power Center, and free live music, activities and films outdoors at the Top of the Park series on Ingalls Mall. U-M is a founding partner of the festival that has been a favorite summer tradition since 1984.
June 12, 2013
The International Policy Students Association 2013 photo contest received an array of striking images from Ford School students, faculty and staff representing their experiences around the globe. Pictured is the entry titled, "A dozen whirling dervishes, outside the tomb of 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, Rumi" in Konya, Turkey.
June 10, 2013
Stories about abuses in unlicensed religious homes for children, the healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and continuing slavery in West Africa recently won prestigious Livingston Awards. The $10,000 prizes for journalists under 35 are the largest all-media, general-reporting prizes in the country. The awards are administered and sponsored, in part, by U-M.
Photo: Edythe McNamee
June 7, 2013
Shakespeare in the Arb draws thousands of devoted fans every summer to watch U-M students and local actors perform Shakespeare while moving throughout different sections of Nichols Arboretum. This year’s production of the comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” runs Thursdays through Sundays, June 6-23.
June 6, 2013
Heroes walk the halls of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at U-M each and every day, but earlier this week it was the super heroes scaling the outside of the 12-story facility that everyone was talking about. A team of caped, window washing crusaders fastened their caps and donned masks to bring smiles to all who encountered them.
June 5, 2013
Members of the Society of Women Engineers at U-M recently hosted a science and engineering summer camp for students in Walchandnagar, Pune, India. On the last day they conducted a water bottle rocket lesson and demonstration. SWE encourages women to excel as engineers and leaders, and to promote an inclusive community within the field of engineering.
June 4, 2013
The historic Detroit Observatory, on the corner Ann and Observatory streets in Ann Arbor, is owned by U-M and run by the Bentley Historical Library. The Department of Astronomy and the Bentley host public viewing nights at the observatory throughout the year. Weather permitting, the next viewing night is scheduled to take place on June 10 between 9:30 and 11 p.m.
Photo: Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography
June 3, 2013
Michigan engineering students and local youth build sand-based water filters together in Brazil. The U-M student group Pantanal Partnership is currently conducting basic engineering and water sanitation workshops at schools on the edge of Pantanal, the largest wetlands in the world, to help alleviate a number of serious diseases in the area.
Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing