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Impact Story Archive


Herbert and Susan Johe

The Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment Fund exposes and funds students to explore integrative architectural design.

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Thomas and Ruth Green

Longtime professor Thomas Green and his wife, Ruth (BFA '85, MFA '88), established a $50,000 endowment that will benefit MEMS faculty and students, providing funding for conferences, public lectures, discussion groups, dissertation writing workshops, and summer research grants to graduate students.

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Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur

Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur (AM LSA '61, PHD LSA '72) contributed $1 million to the Rackham Graduate School to create a new fund to support annual fellowships for doctoral students who had received their undergraduate degrees from universities in Taiwan.

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President Mary Sue Coleman

U-M Detroit interns were recognized at a reception with President Mary Sue Coleman in Detroit. The event recognized the work of U-M interns in Detroit, and highlighted their role in some of the initiatives underway in the city.

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Group of students in Cuba for study abroad

With U.S. travel policy changing, LSA professor Ruth Behar seizes the chance to give students an uncommon study-abroad experience in Cuba.The group immerses itself in the culture, paving the way for improved relations between the two countries.

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Student from Stamps School of Art and Design helping a Japanese girl on a pottery wheel

In the summer of 2013, 13 students from the Stamps School of Art & Design went to Japan to experience firsthand the successful cooperation between facilities for people with disabilities, schools, museums, governmental and non‐governmental organizations. The students experienced a side of society and culture that most travelers have not had the chance to see.

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Students and Staff from the Dow Chemical Fellowship Program


Dow Chemical Co. and the University of Michigan will bring together 300 students from all areas of study to help solve some of the world's most pressing sustainability challenges in a new and unprecedented fellowship program.

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Professor Donald L. Katz finding a cure for cancer


Donald L. Katz Professor of Chemical Engineering Erdogan Gulari and his team of researchers have been working to synthesize and find antimicrobial peptides that will battle selective targets such as cancer.

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LSA Faculty and Staff helping to find the Higgs Boson



The Higgs Boson particle has been discovered with the help of some LSA faculty, staff, and students.

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