Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M
There’s trouble brewing and it’s far more devastating than any cup controversy at Starbucks. It’s called ‘la roya’ and it’s wreaking havoc on coffee’s future.
Ford School grad Leah Ouellet, BA ’13, knew that helping to build a school in Malawi would create value there. But it was her students in Detroit who really won.
Former backup quarterback Alex Swieca, BS ’15, carries the ball to Israel — and brings some Wolverine spirit to fans of American-style football.
Gary Kaberle, DDS ’72, had no idea the “cool” car he purchased for $2,600 in 1963 was a rare ’50s prototype with a chassis by Alfa Romeo. It was a discovery that would change his life.
Meet a U-M primatologist with a burrito stand and big plans to protect some chimps, build some classrooms, and fortify a fragile ecosystem in Uganda.
Artisanal chocolate maker Vincent Mourou, BS ’94, knows the sweet smell of success. And it’s coming from the cacao farms of Vietnam.
Flooding in overpopulated megacities often is exacerbated by trash dumping. Frank Sedlar, MSE ’15, innovates in Indonesia.
After surviving the massive earthquake in Nepal, U-M researchers and staff are providing relief aid to communities near the epicenter.
U-M students trek to Chile to help family-owned vineyards build their brands and increase tourist traffic to their wineries.