Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 12, 2010

Nearly a year after an expanded and restored U-M Museum of Art reopened, it has helped recast the arts and arts education at the university. This video explores the various ways in which the UMMA brings people together for cultural activities.

President Obama to deliver address at U-M spring commencement
President Barack Obama will deliver the spring commencement address at U-M, President Mary Sue Coleman announced Thursday. Obama will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the ceremony May 1 in Michigan Stadium. He will be the fourth sitting president to visit the university's Ann Arbor campus.

Granholm’s budget maintains support for U-M, higher education
Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Thursday proposed a 2011 budget that attempts to restore some cuts made to U-M and higher education, including a more targeted Michigan Promise Scholarship proposal. She asked lawmakers to appropriate $325 million to the Ann Arbor campus, $21.4 million for UM-Flint and $25.4 million for UM-Dearborn in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

Ross hosts first renewable energy case competition
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business hosted 12 MBA teams from some of the nation's leading business schools for the first Renewable Energy Case Competition presented by Acciona Energy and the Karl Friedman Family Foundation.

The Michigan Difference

Back to his roots
Karl Rosaen took his U-M bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer engineering to Silicon Valley and thrived, helping to develop the Google Android, which some see as the first credible challenge to the iPhone. But when the software engineer decided to start a Web-based company to help consumers find fresh, local produce and farm goods, he returned to Ann Arbor, challenging the notion that talented graduates must leave the state to find success.