URC economic impact
Michigan’s University Research Corridor, which includes U-M, contributed $18.7 billion to the state economy in 2017, an increase from $16.5 billion in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday. This video explores the impact of the URC, which also includes Michigan State and Wayne State universities and is one of the nation’s top research clusters.
Starting a new year
Freshman Jerome Sims II (center) of Arizona and his family chat with President Mark S. Schlissel and his wife, Monica Schwebs, during an ice cream social and open house for students and their families on Aug. 31. The annual event at the President’s House is a tradition that kicks off each academic year. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
It’s the start of a new semester and the University of Michigan is welcoming its students, faculty and staff to the 2018-19 academic year with a video that captures scenes from campus life. Welcome back and welcome home.
Listening to Puerto Rico
While their football rivalry will come to a head this weekend, U-M and Notre Dame are also working together on “Listening to Puerto Rico,” a free, online global learning teach-out designed to remind the world of those who battle daily to overcome the devastation wrought one year ago by Hurricane Maria. In this video, U-M President Mark Schlissel and Notre Dame President John Jenkins explain how the two universities are collaborating.
Pumas on the move
The bronze pumas that greeted visitors to the Museum of Natural History when it was housed in the Ruthven Museums Building have moved, along with the museum, to their new home at the new Biological Sciences Building. From left, David Belmore, Neil Heller (driving the lift) and William Suojanen of Krull Construction place one of the feline sculptures at its new location. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)