Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Area middle school and high school students participate in the Michigan Math Circle with Martin Strauss (at blackboard), professor of mathematics. Now in its third year, the Michigan Math Circle offers a low-key, interactive format that allows students to explore challenging and exciting material while interacting with professional mathematicians. The program's winter term begins Thursday and continues weekly into April. Learn more about the Michigan Math Circle. (Photo by Molly Logue)

University highlights sustainability achievements in multimedia report
U-M shows immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, according to a new report designed to track and measure progress. The interactive, digital 2012 Sustainability Progress Report shows funding for sustainability research at U-M has increased by 200 percent since 2003, signaling the growing recognition of the importance of this research to address far ranging challenges.

Wallenberg exhibit tells the story of a remarkable life
An exhibit that tells the remarkable story of a young Swede and U-M graduate who saved tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust is coming to the Michigan Union. The monthlong exhibition, "To me there's no other choice: Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012," will be on display in the Art Lounge following an opening reception Wednesday.

Nominees sought for OVPR research faculty and staff awards
The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominees for three 2013 research faculty awards and two staff recognition awards. The nomination deadline is Feb. 22 and March 1, respectively. It also has extended the deadline for Distinguished University Innovator nominations until Feb. 8.

The Michigan Difference

Wallenberg at Michigan
Before Raoul Wallenberg achieved global acclaim as a World War II humanitarian, he was a U-M student learning life in a new country, an aspiring architect absorbing the beauty of America’s cities, and a young man confronting the trials of college: discovery, anxiety, accomplishment and love. He graduated in 1935 as the top student in his architecture class. (Note: For the next few months, The Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the new U-M Heritage Project website.)