President Barack Obama

‘Beyond Sputnik’ author responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

by University of Michigan Press January 28, 2011

Tobin L. Smith, coauthor of Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century, was on The Takeaway national radio program this week to comment on President Obama’s State of the Union Address, which called this “our generation’s Sputnik moment.” Smith commented on what happened in 1958 in response to Sputnik, and compared it to current day events. Sputnik was directly responsible for increasing investment in science and defense in this country, he said, leading to the present-day version of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the agency that set up the foundations […]

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UPDATE: Winner of “Obama in the Big House” Contest Announced

by kris bishop May 6, 2010

Last week, we ran a contest in honor of President Barack Obama’s visit for the 2010 University of Michigan Commencement. To enter, contestants guessed what the total count for attendance at the Michigan Stadium would be on Saturday. The total official count is being placed at around 88,500, meaning that  our winner is David W., of Ann Arbor, MI, with a guess of 87,915. Congratulations to David and he’ll receive a free copy of John Kenneth White’s new book Barack Obama’s America. Thanks to all who took a guess!

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Guess Total Stadium Count For The University of Michigan Commencement With President Barack Obama on Saturday, May 1, 2010, and Win A Free Book!

by kris bishop April 29, 2010

Congratulations to the University of Michigan 2010 Graduates! President Barack Obama will deliver the spring 2010 commencement address at the University of Michigan Stadium (“The Big House”) on May 1, 2010, and will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree. To honor the occasion, we’re giving away a free copy of John Kenneth White’s new book Barack Obama’s America (click the cover for more information) to the person who guesses the number closest to the official tally of stadium-goers. To enter, click the link below, fill out your best guess, and check back here next week for the official count […]

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President Barack Obama to Deliver University of Michigan 2010 Commencement Address

by kris bishop February 12, 2010

by Laura Lessnau, UM News Service. To check out University of Michigan Press new release Barack Obama’s America, by John Kenneth White, click on the cover image below.  President Barack Obama will deliver the spring 2010 commencement address at U-M, President Mary Sue Coleman announced Thursday. Obama will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. “President Obama has captured the imagination and enthusiasm of many students with his inspiring words of hope and change. We are honored to welcome a leader of his distinction and look forward to his message,” Coleman said. “We could not be happier for the graduates […]

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Check the Manual: Obama on New Afghanistan Surge Plans and Stability Operations

by kris bishop December 2, 2009

  President Barack Obama will face the central challenge of explaining why he is escalating an eight-year-old war in Afghanistan that is increasingly unpopular by committing 30,000 more U.S. troops, while he also outlines plans for ending it, in a detailed address. Read more at the Washington Post… See what the plan is: / Educators: REQUEST FREE EXAM COPY OF THIS BOOK U.S. Army Field Manual No. 3-07 The United States Army / Paper: 978-0-472-03390-4 / $15.00 ABOUT: With a focus on transforming conflict, managing violence when it does occur and maintaining stable peace, The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field […]

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