June 5, 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.

Rapid Disease Response

Michigan State University playing important role in state's research of bird flu

CBS News (May 24)


Economic Development – Research, Tech Transfer, & Innovation

Off-road prototype car 5 years in the making for Eastern Michigan team

MLive (May 15)


Can mathematicians help to solve social-justice problems? [UM-D]

Nature (May 22)


Michigan sees $24B in economic impact from 3-university research alliance [MSU, UM, WSU]

MLive (May 29)


Economic Development – Local Partnerships

Students Help Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Become B Corp Certified [NMU]

Northern Today (May 1)


U-M seeks to bring jobs to Detroit with a $250M innovation center

Bridge (May 3)


WMU class working to keep college graduates in community

WKZO AM (May 6)


Study: Ford Airport has $7.7B local economic impact each year [GVSU]

WOOD TV (May 7)


Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability

As storms intensify, ghost streams and wetlands haunt homes and businesses built over them [UM-D]

Michigan Public (May 12)


Lake Effect: What changes scientists are seeing on Lake Michigan [GVSU]

WOOD TV (May 20)


People are altering decomposition rates in waterways [OU]

ScienMag (May 30)


Health Care

UM-Flint professors receive $468K NIH grant to research pediatric telehealth

UM Flint News (May 1)


NMU, SVSU collaborate on nurse program

The Mining Journal (May 15)


K-12 Outreach

For Michigan school staff training to be teachers, new grant helps break barriers [WMU]

MLive (May 17)


OU Selected to Host 2025 ALSAME Latino Youth Conference

Patch (May 23)


Report: Starting salaries for Michigan teachers ‘rank among the lowest in the nation’ [MSU]

Michigan Advance (May 25)


Public Health, Safety, & Security

Automation Alley Integr8 Playbook Focuses on Cybersecurity Needs in Manufacturing [OU]

dbusiness (May 13)


Military & Veteran Outreach

New $14.5M University of Michigan Center for Naval Research Opens

dbusiness (May 13)


Civic Engagement and Education 

Ypsi event to spotlight local authors [EMU]

Concentrate (May 15)


Culture & Placemaking

Historic black newspapers told Flint’s stories, now they’re preserved online [UM-F]

MLive (May 2)


Gilchrist honors local historic preservation project [MTU]

The Daily Mining Gazette (May 3)


Collection of works by Julia Roberts Roecker on display at SVSU

WEYI TV (May 13)


New website aims to increase community involvement in Lansing [MSU]

WILX TV (May 14)


Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Launches Indigenous Website [NMU]

Northern Today (May 16)


Faculty Expertise

Amid global copper crunch, UM scientist says hybrid fleets are more realistic than EVs [MTU]

The Detroit News (May 18)

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