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Jim Kosteva, Director of Community Relations, tells AnnArbor.com about "some of the community economic impacts of the university in Ann Arbor."
Answering a February 10, 2013 article in the Ann Arbor.com newspaper about acquisition of property by the University of Michigan and the resultant tax base, Director Kosteva shows that there are many positives to the city and the community from U-M growth. Read both articles including charts here.
Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan - Integrated Assessment Overview and Discussion
This is a video recording of the meeting held in Lansing, Michigan on March 5, 2013 which provided an overview of the Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan Integrated Assessment sponsored by the University of Michigan. The video includes a panel presentation and discussion with the 7 U-M faculty members who are leading the preparation of technical reports on the following topics; technology, geology & hydrodynamics, human health, environment & ecology, policy & law, economics, and public perception. More information and links on this project at: http://graham.umich.edu/ia/hydraulic-fracturing.php
UM Remains a Top University in World Ranking
March 4, 2013, By Kim Broekhuizen Public Affairs U-M maintains its ranking as the 12th top university in the world according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings released March 4.
In its third year, the 2013 Reputation Rankings are based on results from an invitation-only survey from 16,639 academics from almost 150 countries. U-M is one of only three public institutions in the U.S. in the top 20 – the others are University of California, Berkeley (5) and U-C, Los Angeles (8). The United States had 42 institutions on the list.
Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education rankings said, “The World Reputation Rankings clearly demonstrate that when it comes to global academic reputation, many U.S. publics are very much among the best institutions not just in the U.S., but in the world.”
"However, among those U.S. institutions which are falling this year, the majority are public institutions that have suffered heavy funding cuts in recent times. There are clear warning signs that cuts are hurting their global standing. In this context, U-M’s 12th place, maintained from last year, is an exceptional result.”
While state funding has steadily declined for a decade, university officials noted U-M has worked hard to preserve and enhance academics at the same time that the institution has trimmed expenses. The ranking is one of two released annually by the organization. Its more comprehensive World University rankings were released last fall. The annual list ranks the top 400 universities and is based on 13 performance indicators separated into five categories: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. U-M ranked 20th on that list.
Learn more about the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings at: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/
The University of Michigan Solar Car Team is the largest student project team on campus, involving over one hundred members from all over the University. Twenty-three years after its founding, the team has built 11 custom solar-electric vehicles and won 7 National Championships, establishing itself as America’s #1 team. Follow the team
U-M's new solar car marks transition for nation's top team
3/11/13 Nicole Casal Moore - The name of the University of Michigan's next solar car, which will be one step closer to resembling a real-world vehicle, is "Generation," the U-M solar car team announced today at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.http://www.ns.umich.edu/new/multimedia/videos/21289-u-m-s-new-solar-car-marks-transition-for-nation-s-top-team
U-M Highlights Sustainability Achievements in Multimedia Report. The University of Michigan shows immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, according to a new report designed to track and measure progress. More
Learn More About Stem Cell Research
The University of Michigan has recently emerged as a national leader in the three main types of stem cell research: embryonic, adult, and reprogrammed cells known as iPS stem cells. At the U-M Center for Stem Cell Research you will find information on stem cell research, events, and videos.
North Campus Research Complex
From vacant to vibrant: 2,000th person moves to U-M's new research campus as more scientists are recruited. U-M has transformed a vacant former pharmaceutical company campus into a vibrant hub for research . More here
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