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  1. November 4, 2022

    Student teams yield engineers

    From left to right, Xanthe Thomas, Gillian James, Eli Richards, Deborah Reisner and Ben Routhier fill their concrete canoe with water to prove it can float just below the surface—a requirement for the competition. Photo by Brenda Ahearn

    The Wilson Student Team Project Center hosts dozens of student organizations who design and build different projects, often for competitions against other teams across the nation or globe. For many students, their time on those teams often turns out to be one of their most formative experiences at the College of Engineering. From left to right, Concrete Canoe team members Xanthe Thomas, Gillian James, Eli Richards, Deborah Reisner and Ben Routhier of the Concrete Canoe team fill their canoe with water to prove it can float just below the surface — a requirement for their competition. (Photo by Brenda Ahearn, College of Engineering)

    Read more about the student teams at the Wilson Center
  2. November 3, 2022

    Creating equity in flood recovery

    Flooding is the leading cause of property damage and deaths in the United States — bigger than earthquakes and forest fires combined. Branko Kerkez, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his students at the Digital Water Lab partnered with researchers at the Center for Social Solutions to measure, better understand and prevent flooding and its aftermath in some of the most vulnerable communities. This video explains the partnership and the work involved.

  3. October 31, 2022

    Pavilion progress proceeds

    Photo of Michigan Medicine employees signing a beam

    Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners celebrated a new phase of construction that will soon begin on The Pavilion at U-M Health. An all-day beam signing event recently drew nearly 2,000 employees who each signed one of the structural beams for The Pavilion, making their mark on the future of health care at Michigan Medicine. (Photo by Deanna Norris, Michigan Medicine)

    Read more about The Pavilion’s progress and view a photo gallery
  4. October 31, 2022

    Winter Commencement honorary degrees

    Photo collage of Winter Commencement honorary degree recipients

    From left, Vera J. Songwe, chair of the Liquidity and Sustainability Facility and co-chair of the High Level Panel on Climate Finance; Rebecca M. Blank, an internationally respected economist and educator and former dean of the Ford School; and Melissa J. Moore, chief scientific officer emeritus of Moderna, have been recommended for honorary degrees at U-M’s Winter Commencement. Songwe will be the main speaker at the Dec. 18 commencement ceremonies at Crisler Center.

    Read more about the honorary degree recipients
  5. October 28, 2022

    Searching for accurate voting information

    Voters can easily find information about political issues and candidates from various sources, but the challenge is determining what’s accurate and why it’s being shared. In this video, Arthur Lupia, the Gerald R. Ford Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, talks about how voters can seek accurate information before going to the polls. 

    Read a Q&A with Arthur Lupia about voting information
  6. October 26, 2022

    Reducing single-use plastic

    Photo of a student filling up a reusable water bottle

    UM-Dearborn started installing water bottle filling stations in 2020, and it now has 19 across eight campus buildings, including four new stations that were installed this year. To date, the stations have replaced the equivalent of nearly 108,000 single-use plastic bottles. (Photo by Rudra Mehta)

    Read more about UM-Dearborn’s water bottle filling effort
  7. October 25, 2022

    ‘Race to the Sunset’

    Race to the Sunset, photo of Brooklyn Bridge at twilight

    “Race to the Sunset” by LSA student Phoebe Huang is the first-place winner for Arts at Michigan’s fall 2022 photo contest. Competitions take place periodically throughout the year, with calls for art using different themes and mediums. The October contest’s theme was “Travels.” This photo was taken in Brooklyn, New York.

    View all the finalists in the fall contest
  8. October 23, 2022

    Santa meets the students

    Photo of President Santa J. Ono directs the Michigan Pops Orchestra

    Hundreds of students turned out for receptions on Central and North campuses Oct. 21 to welcome President Santa J. Ono as he concluded his first week in office. During the reception on Ingalls Mall, the president took a turn directing students from the Michigan Pops Orchestra.

    View a gallery of photos from the receptions
  9. October 20, 2022

    Million-dollar surprise

    Photo of Feranmi Okanlami with friends and family

    Colleagues, friends and family members gathered at U-M’s Indoor Track and Field facility Oct. 20, to surprise Feranmi Okanlami (center left, in yellow T-shirt) with an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The surprise included a $1 million award from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for U-M’s Adaptive Sports & Fitness Program, which Okanlami oversees as director of Services for Students with Disabilities.  Watch the full “GMA” segment. (Photo by Joe Borek, UMSocial)

    Read more about the million-dollar surprise
  10. October 18, 2022

    Leinweber groundbreaking

    Photo of Larry Leinweber signing a drawing

    Larry Leinweber, founder and president of the Leinweber Foundation, signs a commemorative drawing of the new Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building, as his daughter, Ashley Leinweber, and wife, Claudia Babiarz, look on during an Oct. 14 ceremony to mark the North Campus building’s groundbreaking. A $25 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will help fund the building, which will house the College of Engineering’s computer science and engineering division and the School of Information. (Photo by Dianna Oatridge for Michigan Photography)

    Read more about the ceremony