Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 29, 2013

Karl E. D'Abreu Sr. (center) and other UM-Dearborn graduates celebrate after receiving their degrees at the 2013 Spring Commencement. There were 596 undergraduate degrees and 193 graduate degrees conferred in two separate ceremonies Sunday. Read more about the event and the themes of commitment and community that accompanied the speakers' challenges for graduates to pursue their passions. (Photo by Millard Berry)

Five honored for teaching innovations
Five U-M faculty projects that demonstrate fresh approaches to advance student learning will be recognized May 6, as winners of the fifth annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize. The awards — sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, and the U-M Library — will presented on the opening day of Enriching Scholarship 2013.

UMHHC receives top environmental award for seventh straight year
For the seventh consecutive year, the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers has been given the Environmental Leadership Circle Award by Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization of health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations.

CRIME ALERT: Attempted sexual assault
• Southeast corner of Diag at West Hall arch, around 3 a.m. Sunday.

This week in The University Record
• Profiles of six graduating seniors
• Campuses, units to celebrate Spring Commencement
• Air pollution linked to hardening of the arteries
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on newspaper racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Weaving an energy solution
The Woven Wind team, a multidisciplinary group of students from U-M, has been recognized internationally for its efforts to utilize traditional local skills and materials for creating wind power in a small mountain village in Guatemala. The team won first place in the Smarter Planet Challenge for developing a wind turbine with blades made of woven material.