May 1, 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.

Economic Development – Research, Tech Transfer, & Innovation

MSU College of Engineering works to make Michigan home for semiconductor manufacturing

WSYM TV (Apr. 8)


Research into recycling critical minerals gets a boost in Michigan [MTU]

Interlochen Public Radio (Apr. 10)


DNR gets help from MSU to use mass timber for new building in the Upper Peninsula

WILX TV (Apr. 12)


Economic Development – Local Partnerships

Digital Summer Clinic to Hire 48 Summer Interns [EMU, UM]

Current (Apr. 20)


Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability

MTU Pi Chamber facility receives nearly $1.5M grant from UAE for rain research

WLUC TV (Apr. 8)


CMU buys sub to help research Great Lakes

WNEM TV (Apr. 22)


Ferris State students involved in research indicating waste from wildlife is the likely source of Billings Lake E. coli levels

WWTV TV (Apr. 26)


Health Care

University of Michigan study aims to identify inherited cancer susceptibility

WDIV TV (Apr. 2)


EMU students present research at HEAL Sexual Health conference at Michigan State University

The Eastern Echo (Apr. 7)


Researchers awarded $15 million to study inflammation’s impact on heart, brain health [OU, UM]

American Heart Association (Apr. 17)


CMU telehealth study expands outreach to more rural counties

WCMU TV (Apr. 18)


Nurse practitioner program aims to help UP mental health care disparity [NMU, SVSU]

WLUC TV (Apr. 23)


Examining health disparities in the Michigan LGBTQ+ community [UM, WMU]

The Michigan Daily (Apr. 24)


K-12 Outreach

CMU using $15 million grant to recruit teachers in rural areas

WZZM TV (Apr. 2)


SVSU to host FIRST Robotics state championship for 6th year

WNEM TV (Apr. 2)


WMU program looks to reform juvenile justice system through youth voice

WXMI TV (Apr. 7)


UM study finds that cleaner-air school buses promote better learning among students

Toledo Blade [OH] (Apr. 8)


Public Health, Safety, & Security

Collaboration between Police reduces 911 call response times in Flint [UM-F]

WEYI TV (Apr. 11)


Civic Engagement and Education 

Michigan Supreme Court justice speaks at U of M-Flint

WJRT TV (Apr. 3)


OU to Partner with Local Communities on Poll Worker Training Program

Patch (Apr. 10)


Helping turn a house into a home [UM-D]

UM-Dearborn Reporter (Apr. 15)


Civil discourse to be focus of SVSU event hosted by award-winning journalists

Midland Daily News (Apr. 15)


Culture & Placemaking

‘It’s dancing for our ancestors,’ community gathers for Pow Wow at GVSU

MLive (Apr. 15)


'Ghost Soldiers' Play Premieres at NMU

Northern Today (Apr. 19)


The KCAD 2024 Annual Student Exhibition kicks off next week [FSU]

WGVU FM (Apr. 26)


Student & Faculty Service

'We don't want them to feel alone': GVSU fraternity walking 160 miles for suicide prevention

WXMI TV (Apr. 24)


Coffee Crawl Supports Women's Center [NMU]

Northern Today (Apr. 25)


Faculty Expertise

Every Tech Tool in the Classroom Should Be Ruthlessly Evaluated [UM-D]

The New York Times (Apr. 24)

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