June 14th, 2014 at 11:23 PM ^

UM works with some universities they have down there. A couple of microbiology postdocs came up for about a year and did some research in collaboration with our lab, so I know there are a few Brazilians that love the Maize and Blue.  Not saying it's them, but Michigan is everywhere.

Doc Brown

June 15th, 2014 at 10:19 AM ^

The UM biophysics department, specifically the faculty members that have dual appointments in biophysics and physics have collaborations with labs in Rio. During my 3rd year of my PhD I spent a couple weeks in Rio with a physics lab. 


June 15th, 2014 at 9:39 AM ^

Watching WC action yesterday with my 3 year old daughter, she noted that every team that was wearing either navy blue or yellow was "Michigan". I did nothing to dispute her impression.

MMB 82

June 15th, 2014 at 12:29 PM ^

Is the field at Michigan Stadium big enough for a regulation soccer match? Not that we are going to replace football with fútbol any time soon, but if the WC comes to the USA any time in the future...


June 15th, 2014 at 1:09 PM ^

No.  Not for an "official" match.  They would have to knock down some walls and seats, or build a platfrom to raise the field.  Not trivial, especially when there are lots of other stadiums that could do it with minimal modifications.