Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Topics:

Environment

Students build straw bale house

Straw bale house

How 22 undergrads and one fearless leader used 200 bales of straw to build U-M’s first off-the-grid structure.

Vivace device

Startup bets on ‘slow water’

Experts are testing the first commercial-scale prototype of a device that uses slow-moving river and ocean currents to generate electricity.

Pipeline, Straits of Mackinac

Straits of Mackinac at risk?

More than 700 miles of shoreline in lakes Huron and Michigan are potentially vulnerable to oil spills if the pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac ruptures.

Michigan bobcat selfie

Into the woods

From bobcats to badgers and fawns to foxes, U-M camera-trap project captures hundreds of thousands of Michigan wildlife selfies.