• Wild Idea of a Child-Designed Playground

    As part of her MFA thesis, a U-M Stamps School of Art & Design graduate student spearheaded a major, student-led design project with elementary school students and their art teacher at Ann Arbor STEAM. They have been working together all year to plan and redesign the school’s playground.

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  • The Birth of Earth Day

    U-M’s Teach-In on the Environment was not the first Earth Day. It was the huge and spectacularly successful prototype of the first Earth Day, which happened five weeks later—“the most famous little-known event,” one historian has written, “in modern American history.”

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  • Creating a Healthier Planet

    U-M students, faculty and staff are addressing sustainability challenges on campus and around the world. The 2014 Sustainability Progress Report highlights the impact of recent student engagement, research and campus operations projects.

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  • Bulletproof Batteries

    A new technology developed at U-M is creating safer, thinner lithium rechargeable batteries. It features a barrier between the electrodes made with nanofibers from Kevlar, the tough material in bulletproof vests. The research team hopes to take this innovation from the lab into the market by 2016.

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