Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Follow online as work continues with the renovation of Michigan Stadium. Click on the picture to view a photo gallery of recent construction under way at the Big House.

University wants students to know they should be counted here
University officials want students to know they count, and that when it comes to the census most should be counted at U-M. Officials are using e-mail messages, posters and a video contest to remind students to fill out the census form sent to their campus-based address. Only commuter students should be counted on their parents' form.

U-M, DTE Energy announce alternative energy partnership
U-M has purchased renewable energy certificates from DTE Energy to support the production of renewable energy as part of the university’s environmental and energy strategy. The partnership with DTE Energy will see U-M is purchase energy produced by two wind turbines through the DTE Energy GreenCurrents program.

Undergraduates to present research in Lansing
Undergraduates from U-M’s three campuses will be among the students celebrating their contributions to the state of Michigan through cutting edge research during the Michigan Undergraduate Research Forum today in Lansing. The U-M students are part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, which creates research partnerships between students and faculty researchers campuswide.

WORTH REPEATING: Ann Arbor, U-M issue ‘A2Fiber’ call to action
The university and the city of Ann Arbor have teamed up in an effort to convince Google to pick Ann Arbor for Google’s Fiber for Communities trial. One of the key components of Google’s selection process is applicants must demonstrate strong community support and participation.

The Michigan Difference

Former Los Angeles gang members trying to lose the markings of their previous lifestyle have an ally in plastic surgeon and U-M alumnus Dr. Frank Ryan. For the last 15 years, Ryan has been removing visible gang-related tattoos without charge for youth who want to lose their markings so they can stand a better chance of landing a job, and with it a second chance. “These youth have already done the hardest thing by leaving the gang,” Ryan says.