The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, commonly known as LEED, as a rating system to measure the quality and sustainability of buildings. UM-Flint's Urban Alternatives House was developed using LEED for guidelines.
The University of Michigan-Flint has a new Intercultural Center (ICC) located in the former Ontario Room in the University Center. The ICC is under the direction of the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership.
The Grand Blanc Community Schools in partnership with the University of Michigan-Flint will launch the Grand Blanc Early College in fall 2015. Designed to prepare motivated students for the rigors of higher education, the Grand Blanc Early College will allow students to earn college credit as they attend high school.
A theatrical production celebrating the Flint Farmers’ Market kicks off Friday, October 17. It also signals a growing connection between the two major players who created the show. The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan-Flint and the Flint Youth Theatre (FYT) collaborated on the original play 9 x Nourished, which will be performed at the market itself.