Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. From ponds to power

    U-M researchers are using $2 million from the U.S. Dept. of Energy to perfect algae as diesel fuel. The University is one of the few institutes in the world working on the problem end-to-end.

  2. Deadly rip currents

    Since 2010, more than 600 people have drowned in the Great Lakes. One survivor, a U-M communicator, turns survivor guilt into life-saving action.

  3. Toxic training

    Victor Katch explores the damage pollution wreaks on our health.

  4. Research at a glance

    The total volume of research at U-M reached a record high $1.39 billion in fiscal year 2016, marking ambitious partnerships and innovations.

  5. Forecast 2017

    Michigan Ross experts offer projections on the economy, the environment, the auto industry, trade, the media, and more.

  6. Stalking immortality

    As late bloomers go, the American agave at U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens was peerless. At age 80, the plant gained rockstar status, only to perish soon after. Or did it?

  7. Teach-in + 50

    On the 50th anniversary of the original teach-in at U-M, experts and advocates convene with a goal to “end the war against the planet.”