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June 29, 2012
U-M’s Al Glick Field House provides the Wolverines with the most indoor practice space of any college or professional football team in the world—and with that has come improved practices, stronger strength and conditioning training capabilities and increased clout in recruiting.
Photo: Martin Vloet, Michigan Photography
June 28, 2012
A U-M student organization called Swing Ann Arbor offers high-quality swing dance instruction and weekly dances for the campus and general community. All dances are open to everyone regardless of experience or affiliation. A partner is not needed to attend. The group provides an accepting atmosphere for all dancers to learn and improve their skills.
Photo: Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography
June 27, 2012
U-M has been awarded LEED Gold certification for the widespread sustainability initiatives that were designed, engineered and constructed into the Law School South Hall academic building. LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is an internationally recognized mark of excellence operated through the U.S. Green Building Council.
Photo: Philip Dattilo
June 26, 2012
A new college affordability ranking shows U-M as having one of the nation’s slowest rates of growth in costs among the nation’s four-year public universities. U-M ranked 520th in the percent increase in tuition and fees, and 568th in the percent increase in net price out of a total of 650 four-year, public institutions.
Photo: Paul Jaronski, Michigan Photography
June 25, 2012
A cutting-edge method developed at the U-M Center for Arrhythmia Research is successfully creating heart cells capable of mimicking the heart’s crucial squeezing action from stem cells. The U-M team hopes that their research will help the 2.5 million people with arrhythmias, an irregularity in the heart’s electrical impulses that can impair its ability to pump blood.
June 22, 2012
The U-M Museum of Art is currently featuring “Flip Your Field: Abstract Art from the Collection.” It is the first of a series of exhibits that asks guest U-M faculty curators to consider artwork outside their field of specialization from the museum's collections to challenge their own thinking as well as that of the audience.
June 21, 2012
Observers recently gathered on the roof of Angell Hall to view the planet Venus as it moved across the face of the sun through solar telescopes set up by U-M’s Department of Astronomy. Visitors are also welcome to visit the observatory during the Student Astronomical Society’s monthly open houses. The next one takes place on July 13.
Photo: Martin Vloet, Michigan Photography
June 20, 2012
Three U-M students are hoping to create YoMamaPackedIt, an online-ordering business that prepares low-cost, healthy, brown-bag lunches and delivers them to students on campus between classes. Their proposed project recently won the Organizer’s Award at the U-M Ross School of Business Entrepreneur & Venture Club Business Model Competition.
Photo: Peter Smith Photography
June 19, 2012
The Division of Student Affairs recently hosted an interactive sustainability fair at the Michigan Union on in celebration of its ongoing efforts to “go green.” U-M staff members were encouraged to attend the event and learn about the various projects and programs related to waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation, and creating sustainable operations and business practices on campus.
Photo: Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography
June 18, 2012
As U-M’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Center sees a 32 percent increase in outpatient visits and marks its 100th anniversary this year, thousands of patients are benefiting from $1.2 million in renovations that have nearly doubled the facility’s space. A public open house on June 19 celebrates the center’s many achievements and highlights its new improvements.
June 15, 2012
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival starts June 15 and runs through July 8. More than 100 events including music, dance, comedy, film, theater, circus and street arts, and family entertainment will take over several sites across the U-M campus and downtown Ann Arbor.
Photo: Myra Klarman
June 14, 2012
U-M’s Kelsey Museum of Archaeology presents a special exhibition, “A Man of Many Parts: The Life and Legacy of Francis Willey Kelsey,” which offers an homage to the museum’s founder and visionary. A professor of Latin from 1889 until his death in 1927, Kelsey helped build U-M into an internationally renowned center of learning.
Photo: Courtesy of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
June 13, 2012
Lawyers from the U-M Law School's Innocence Clinic—Imran Syed and Caitlin Plummer and professors Bridget McCormack and David Moran, '91—walked alongside David Lee Gavitt after earning his murder exoneration and release from prison. They have been working toward his release since September 2010 when he asked the clinic to consider taking his case.
June 12, 2012
U-M’s International Institute recently awarded more than $190,000 through its Individual Fellowships program to allow 50 students to conduct research and participate in internships abroad this summer. Undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are working on projects ranging from analyzing public health law in South Sudan to studying farming cooperatives in Nepal.
June 11, 2012
The U-M School of Education’s Secondary Mathematics Laboratory encourages teachers, mathematicians, researchers and teacher educators to work together to solve complex problems of teaching and learning. The laboratory setting allows participants to collaborate on generating, testing, and refining ideas while studying teaching and learning in real time.
June 8, 2012
Twenty years after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 17 prominent ecologists led by U-M’s Bradley Cardinale, an associate professor of natural resources and environment, and ecology and evolutionary biology, are calling for renewed efforts to curb the loss of biological diversity, which is compromising nature's ability to provide goods and services essential for human well-being.
Photo: Brad Cardinale
June 7, 2012
U-M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is considered among the best children’s hospitals in the country in pediatric specialties and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 rankings. Mott’s highest ranking was in heart care and heart surgery, 4th in the nation.
Photo: Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography
June 6, 2012
Michigan Sea Grant, a Center of Excellence at the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment, is constructing nine rock reefs in the St. Clair River delta northeast of Detroit. The project hopes to boost the lake sturgeon and other native fish populations by providing river-bottom rock structures where they can spawn.
Photo: Michigan Sea Grant
June 5, 2012
Students and faculty from U-M’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning are conducting an INUNDATION Bangkok/Jakarta research studio with the University of Hong Kong and the University of Indonesia examining architecture and extreme environmental circumstances in Southeast Asian megacities.
June 4, 2012
Whether the Higgs boson exists could be settled by the end of summer, say U-M physicists involved in the search for the missing piece of particle physics' Standard Model—the overarching physics theory that describes the laws of nature and the nature of matter. Its discovery would prove the theory's prediction of how certain elementary particles obtain mass.
June 1, 2012
A multidisciplinary team of U-M students called the Pantanal Partnership left recently to spend the summer in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil developing technologies that can power and sustain a rural community center. They hope their efforts will help stem the exodus of rural Brazilians to the big cities by making the region more self-sustainable.
Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing