July 2, 2024

Michigan's 15 public universities are pleased to share the following news items with you. Stewardship is a monthly update on various activities our universities are engaged in that enrich their communities, regions, and the state of Michigan.

Emerging Disease Response

Meet the MSU lab team on frontline of bird flu outbreak

Yahoo! News (June 14)


Economic Development – Research, Tech Transfer, & Innovation

Beaver Island selected as testing grounds for wave energy prototype [UM]

WJBK TV (June 4)


Tech cybersecurity duo recognized for data research [MTU]

The Daily Mining Gazette (June 5)


Students Showcase Vehicles at Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition [OU]

Patch (June 17)


Opinion: Michigan's universities are embracing AI as next research frontier [MSU, UM, WSU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (June 24)


Economic Development – Local Partnerships

Officials toast groundbreaking of $335M research center in Detroit [MSU]

The Detroit News (June 17)


Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability

U-M awarded $6.5M grant to study harmful algal blooms, human health across Great Lakes [UM]

WDIV TV (June 3)


DNR stops using Kent County ponds for fish stocking after CMU PFAS research

WOOD TV (June 18)


Health Care

New CMU study aims to combat loneliness among older adults

WCMU TV (June 3)


Michigan researches say honey bees can detect lung cancer [MSU]

WWJ TV (June 13)


Wayne State program helps moms, dads get mental health help

Detroit Free Press (June 19)


WSU study reveals PFAS chemicals in men affect their offspring

Public News Service (June 24)


K-12 Outreach

Flint Cultural Center Academy to add high school in UM-Flint partnership

MLive (June 6)


Summer coding camp at EMU sparks interest in computer science for middle school girls

The Eastern Echo (June 24)


Global Outreach

Summer school in wartime [OU]

Nature Methods (June 13)


Public Health, Safety, & Security

EMU Police hosting annual Bike Rodeo to promote bicycle safety and community

WEMU FM (June 13)


How a Fugitive Florida Deputy Sheriff Became a Kremlin Disinformation Impresario [UM-D]

Newsweek (June 16)


University of Michigan-Flint hosts emergency response simulation at summer camp

WEYI TV (June 20)


Civic Engagement and Education 

Grand Valley hosts third annual Black Boys & Men Symposium for educational equity

WWMT TV (June 13)


Vernacular architecture draws experts to Keweenaw [MTU]

The Daily Mining Gazette (June 14)


Culture & Placemaking

Juneteenth celebrated in Grand Rapids with parade, community events [GVSU]

WGVU FM (June 18)


Faculty Expertise

Independent voters are few in number, influential in close elections – and hard for campaigns to reach [UM-D]

The Conversation (June 11)

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