Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Most Americans live within 25 miles of their mothers, U-M research shows. In this video, economist Janice Compton discusses the reasons why, including children’s education level and martial status.

Naval center to train next generation of naval systems engineers
Educating and developing the next generation of world-class naval systems engineers is the goal of a new Naval Engineering Education Center to be led by U-M. The center was established through a $3.2 million contract award from the Naval Sea Systems Command. Fifteen top colleges and universities from across the country will make up the consortium, along with the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Society of Naval Architects and Engineering.

Faculty member recalls early days as CNN correspondent
Thirty years ago, reporter Tony Collings took a chance on a job with a brand new TV network called CNN. Now on the U-M faculty in the Communication Studies Department, he looks back at a time when 24/7 news was born and how the industry has evolved.

Unusual winter-spring weather expected to be more normal for summer
We may have seen an unusually early spring, but temperatures and precipitation levels are likely to return to normal for the summer. A U-M assistant research professor and meteorologist says a strong El Nino pattern that influenced recent winter and spring weather is waning, and that we’re now heading into a neutral phase.

The Michigan Difference

A tale of two cities
In a new series, "Rebuilding Detroit's Schools: A Tale of Two Cities," Michigan Radio will examine the challenges faced by Detroit Public Schools and how the city can learn from the reform strategies being used in New Orleans. These reports will air Monday-Friday for the next two weeks at 5:20 a.m., 7:20 a.m., and 4:50 a.m. during “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”