February 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

How Wayne State University Helps Attract and Retain Talent in Michigan

Detroit Regional Chamber (Jan. 12)


UM Innovation Partnerships to establish venture fund, consortium with $5M from state [MSU, MTU, WSU, WMU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 11)


TechTown in Detroit, DEGC named entrepreneurial hubs to support small businesses

Bridge Detroit (Jan. 17)


UM researchers on the hunt for space litter

The Detroit News (Jan. 20)


University of Michigan Automotive Research Center Lands $100M in U.S. Army Funding [CMU, MSU, MTU, WSU]

dbusiness (Jan. 26)


Michigan invests millions to build the future semiconductor workforce [MSU, MTU, OU, UM, WSU]

Crain’s Detroit Business (Jan. 29)


Economic Development – Local Partnerships

Brownfield panel backs tax incentives for Henry Ford Health expansion [MSU]

The Detroit News (Jan. 10)


Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability

How do electric vehicles compare to gasoline when you consider all of the costs? [UM]

Michigan Public (Jan. 4)


Legend of the Great Lakes: GRPM searches Grand River for lake sturgeon [GVSU]

WXMI TV (Jan. 10)


How do electric vehicles compare to gasoline when you consider all of the costs? [UM]

Michigan Public (Jan. 4)


Warmer winters are affecting water levels, Great Lakes ecosystems [CMU]

WCMU FM (Jan. 18)


Detroit’s ‘ghost’ streams can be a threat in the present [UM-D]

Bridge Detroit (Jan. 19)


Health Care

Community, OUWB medical students benefit alike from 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Health Fair

OUWB School of Medicine (Jan. 24)


K-12 Outreach

Flint-area middle school students to present addiction research at health summit [UM-F]

WEYI TV (Jan. 19)


Three area organizations receive grants to help bridge the digital divide for those in need [WMU]

WKZO AM (Jan. 23)


Public Health, Safety, & Security

U of M Flint hiring public safety officers [UM, UM-D]

WJRT TV (Jan. 9)


Civic Engagement and Education 

Eastern Michigan University hosts weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

WDIV TV (Jan. 15)


West Michigan Holocaust Memorial captures legacies of local survivors [GVSU]

WXMI TV (Jan. 10)


Prestigious Carnegie Designation Elevates OU's Commitment to Community

Patch (Jan. 12)


Living King’s dream: Michigan Tech community celebrates civil rights leader

The Daily Mining Gazette (Jan. 16)


EMU students work to ensure peers know their voting rights in advance of 2024 elections

Concentrate (Jan. 31)


Culture & Placemaking

New oral history project spotlights stories of Ypsi's farmers and gardeners [UM-D]

Concentrate (Jan. 10)


Faculty Expertise

Program aims to provide cash for pregnant women and families with newborns in Flint, Michigan [MSU]

PBS Newshour (Jan. 10)


Connecting On Expanded Social Media Won't Be Like 2020 [WMU]

MIRS (Jan. 23)

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