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August 19, 2019


July 28, 2014

U-M Solar Car Team defends national title in hard-fought win

After a series of setbacks including a motor problem that sidelined their vehicle in the first 10 minutes of an eight-day race, the University of Michigan's national champion Solar Car Team has won the American Solar Challenge, according to unofficial results.

June 24, 2014

U-M students help Indian villages meet water needs

More than 100,000 people die in India each year from waterborne diseases, but a group of U-M students is hoping to make a difference.

The students, who call themselves the BLUElab India team, traveled to India's western state of Gujarat in early May to survey water needs to help them design filtration and storage technology.

June 24, 2014

Climate change to profoundly alter Great Lakes region, report says

Intense rainstorms, floods and heat waves will become more common in the Great Lakes region due to climate change in the coming decades, and ice-cover declines will lengthen the commercial navigation season on the lakes, according to a new summary report released Tuesday.

May 29, 2014

URC a major factor in Michigan's 'Blue Economy,' report says

Michigan's University Research Corridor is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region, and using those resources to promote economic development in the state and globally, a new report shows.

April 13, 2014

U-M finishes fifth among Big Ten schools in RecycleMania

U-M finished the 2014 intercollegiate RecycleMania competition with a nearly 30 percent recycling rate, placing fifth in the Big Ten and 120th among the 256 schools participating in the eight-week recycling contest.

April 11, 2014

Michigan Sea Grant awarded $5M to continue Great Lakes work

The Michigan Sea Grant College Program has received $2.1 million from the federal government, universities and partners in the first year of a four-year, $5 million grant to support Great Lakes research, education and public outreach efforts in the state.

April 2, 2014

U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recognized as Tree Campus USA

The University of Michigan’s longstanding commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging the community in the spirit of conservation has led the Ann Arbor campus to be recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year.

March 27, 2014

Sustainable Food Program report highlights student leadership

In 2013, the U-M Sustainable Food Program and its member groups helped integrate sustainable food topics into academics, created hands-on learning opportunities at three on-campus gardens and the Campus Farm, and provided food to students and community members.


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