October 23, 2017
Topic: Campus News
U-M Solar Car's second-place finish best in team history in Australia
In an innovative, bullet-shaped car, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team recently came in second place in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback. Not only was U-M the first American team to complete the race, the students are celebrating the most successful finish at this event in team history. U-M — the reigning North American champion — has come in third in this international race five times in the team's 27-year history. Novum is the smallest and most aerodynamic vehicle U-M has ever built. After five days of racing down the Stuart Highway and camping by the roadside, Novum arrived one hour and 59 minutes behind the Dutch winner, Nuon, from Delft University of Technology.
Center for Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education marks 60 years
The nation's No. 1 program in higher education is celebrating six decades this year with a reunion weekend coinciding with the U-M Homecoming and Bicentennial Fall Festival. Leaders from universities, policy centers and nonprofits will travel to Ann Arbor for a celebration of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the School of Education's contributions and a series of discussions on crucial issues in higher education. The center is widely known for pioneering scholarship in college admissions, student and faculty diversity, equity in educational attainment and the cost of post-secondary education. For more information and a complete list of events during the reunion weekend, go to soe.umich.edu/cshpe-60.
Ross School announces new degrees for dental, pharmacy students
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business has announced two new dual degree programs that will be offered this academic year in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy and the School of Dentistry. As an increasing number of students explore career opportunities in the medical and health care fields, the programs are designed to help them become more marketable and knowledgeable across disciplines. MBA applications will be handled through Ross Admissions. While courses begin next spring/summer, students can begin applying this fall. The College of Pharmacy and Ross will offer a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degree, while the School of Dentistry and Ross will offer a Doctor of Dentistry and Master of Business Administration degree.
$10,000 grants available for disability projects
The Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center is calling for proposals that place an emphasis on developing technology that will help adolescents and young adults with physical, cognitive, sensory or developmental disabilities. The technology should support transition to increasing responsibility of independent self-management of health needs at home, at school, at work and in the community. All U-M employees and enrolled students are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 11:30 p.m. Nov. 1. For more information, go to myumi.ch/LEg4k.
— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record