University research leads to successful IT center spinoff
An industry-leading information technology R&D center on South State Street is the result of successful commercialization of U-M research. Not only has Arbor Networks made the Internet a safer, more robust environment for network operators and businesses; it also has helped kick-start the innovation economy in the University Research Corridor area.
U-M programming team places second in world competition
Three U-M computer science students placed second in the 2011 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, the world's largest and most prestigious computer programming competition. One of only two teams to solve all eight problems in the competition, U-M moved to second place after tying for 14th in 2010.
UM-Dearborn sociology students learn with prison inmates
Each semester a UM-Dearborn sociology class brings undergraduates and inmates together as classmates at Ryan Correctional Facility in Detroit. The class is part of a nationwide initiative called the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, in which students from inside and outside the prison walls examine the complex issues surrounding the U.S. criminal justice system through the “prism of prison.”
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Sensing opportunity in climate change
Alumna Nuyi Tao used to be a financial specialist at a commercial bank in her native China. Now she's a senior carbon finance specialist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., using the expertise and lessons learned at the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise to build a business case for sustainable development, particularly as it relates to energy and climate change.