Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ninth-graders from Detroit's Cass Technical High School visit the U-M Health System as part of a partnership to mentor minority students and inspire their interest in medical fields. Read more about the partnership between Cass Tech and UMHS. (Photo by Nicole Haley)

BREAKING NEWS: Provost Hanlon named president of Dartmouth College
Philip J. Hanlon, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, today was named president of Dartmouth College, President Mary Sue Coleman has announced.

University funds 50 collaborative projects with MCubed grants
Research into the health effects of nanoparticles in car and truck soot, a multimedia event inspired by dark energy, a cancer stem cell vaccine, and urban accessibility for older pedestrians are among the 50 projects funded in the first round of MCubed, a unique new research-funding program at U-M that lets professors decide which projects to pursue.

U-M researchers study potential impact of fracking in Michigan
U-M researchers are conducting a detailed study of the potential environmental and societal effects of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling process known as fracking. They are working with government regulators, oil and gas industry representatives and environmental groups to explore several fracking-related issues.

Mobile Apps Challenge seeks entries from campus developers
Faculty, staff or students who develop a mobile-device application can enter it in the Fall 2012 Mobile Apps Challenge. The challenge features two competitions — one for innovative ideas and the other for working prototypes — with an opportunity to win prizes, showcase talents, and gain recognition in the U-M community. Video submissions are due by midnight Dec. 10.

The Michigan Difference

Three weeks in Ghana
This past August, Charlie Michaels, coordinator for Detroit Connections at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, led 10 undergraduate students on a three-week international experience in Ghana, West Africa. While there, they worked on projects in which they engaged with local children and artists, and worked toward solving an environmental problem by making charcoal out of corn cobs.