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

  1. The woods were his classroom

    Pioneering forester Filibert ‘Daddy’ Roth, BS 1890, sowed early seeds that allowed U-M to grow into an environmental leader.

  2. 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.

  3. Probing links to autism

    Researchers building database to study how environmental stressors may impact brain development.

  4. First climate action plan for Detroit

    U-M students complete first comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Motor City history.

  5. Under the D

    A vacant house in Detroit seems an unlikely site for a shrimp farm – until you think “urban revitalization through sustainable aquaculture.”

  6. Out on a limb

    Christoph Nolte is an institutional economist and conservationist who can see the forest for the trees.

  7. The vanishing of Schoolgirls' Glen

    Reclaiming one of the most precious and vulnerable gems in Nichols Arboretum.