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August 22, 2017

Multimedia Features

August 14, 2017

Summer Youth Employment Program

U-M Summer Youth Employment Program participant Emory Kimball, pictured here with Administrative Specialist Tanya Milligan, interns in the Office of University Development, where he works on donor lists and social media.  Kimball is among 40 area youths are working in departments across campus this summer as part of the program, spearheaded by the university's Poverty Solutions initiative. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

August 7, 2017

D-SIP showcase

Ashley Wilson, an incoming senior at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presented her fundraising project at the annual Development Summer Internship Showcase, which took place Aug. 4 at Palmer Commons. As an intern at the School of Education, she was one of 27 students who participated in the 11th Development Summer Internship Program in the Office of University Development. Each intern works on a project in a different school, college or unit and earns credit for a course in philanthropy. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

August 1, 2017

Make an event zero waste

U-M Zero Waste Program

More than a third of the waste generated on U-M's​ Ann Arbor campus can be composted. This video explains how the Zero Waste Program provides assistance and resources for event planners to use recyclable or compostable materials to divert waste from the landfill. The effort supports U-M's goal to reduce waste sent to landfills by 40 percent by 2025.

July 26, 2017

Robotic underwater lab

Robotic Underwater Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

A new tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. A robotic lake-bottom laboratory is tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by algae that bloom each summer in the lake’s western basin. This video explores the collaboration between U-M's Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor.

July 19, 2017

Cool Project in Cuba

Erb Cool Project in Cuba - Renewable Energy

The Erb Institute's effort to promote sustainability through the power of business includes a program called "Cool Projects." In this video, dual master's degree student Nick Barret explains how the program allowed him to travel to Cuba to learn more about how that country's renewable energy future might lie in the development of biomass power generation using sugarcane as a fuel source.

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