Featured Stories

  • Finding the right way and ‘why’ to get healthy

    Sep 18, 2017

    U-M fitness expert Michelle Segar, director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center, says popular fitness trackers don't inherently make us move. Rather, it's the way that exercise makes us feel that ultimately motivates us to get active.

    Watch the video
  • U-M Biologist teaches microbe-hunting skills honed at sea

    Sep 11, 2017

    U-M biologist Melissa Duhaime recently spent a month on a research vessel off the coast of Antarctica, filtering bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms from thousands of gallons of seawater. Now she will head out on Lake Michigan in a 65-foot schooner to teach her microbe-hunting skills to U-M undergraduates as part of a new course called "Microbes in the Wild: Environmental Microbiology Lab."

    Learn more about this research and lab course
  • Welcome Back

    Sep 4, 2017

    The excitement in the air in Ann Arbor is palpable. U-M students are back in town and ready to start the new school year. There are a variety of Welcome Week events happening across campus to help students get back into the swing of things. Go Blue!

    See the Welcome Week 2017 events
  • Happy 200th Birthday

    Aug 26, 2017

    It's our birthday! On Aug. 26, 1817, the University of Michigania was born in Detroit. For 200 years, U-M has embodied the spirit of public higher education.

    Learn more about the U-M bicentennial
  • Youth employment program offers mentors, life skills

    Aug 21, 2017

    40 youth participants have been working in departments across campus this summer as part of U-M’s Summer Youth Employment Program, an initiative spearheaded by Poverty Solutions, a major U-M initiative dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of poverty.

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  • M-Air: New Outdoor drone complex

    Aug 14, 2017

    An outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles is coming to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this fall, adding to the university’s spate of advanced robotics facilities.

    Learn more about this aerial robotics test facility
  • Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

    Aug 7, 2017

    In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors. It's the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors.

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  • Jupiter-like planet discovered

    Jul 31, 2017

    A U-M professor is part of a team that has discovered a giant, Jupiter-like planet that revolves around a star approximately 385 light years from the Sun.

    Learn about this discovery and the SPHERE consortium
  • New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom

    Jul 20, 2017

    A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's western basin.

    Learn more about this collaborative project
  • Art Fair

    Jul 17, 2017

    Art lovers will once again fill the streets of Ann Arbor at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, which runs July 20–23. The University of Michigan welcomes one and all to its many museums, gallery exhibitions and tours on campus. Many activities and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

    Learn more about these activities and exhibitions
  • Speak for Yourself

    Jul 10, 2017

    Forced to flee the Soviet Union, poet Joseph Brodsky found allies in LSA scholars who fought the restrictions facing writers in the U.S.S.R. by speaking out and providing a venue for silenced voices.

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  • Straw Bale House

    Jul 3, 2017

    Poised on a hilltop overlooking Douglas Lake at the U-M Biological Station, it is the university’s first foray into straw bale building, and the first student-built structure in more than 100 years. Learn how 22 undergraduates and one fearless leader used 200 bales of straw and some mud to build U-M’s first off-the-grid structure.

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  • ultra durable water-repellent coating

    Jun 26, 2017

    A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating developed at U-M is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts. Two droplets of water are shown being repelled by the coating. The droplet on the left is sitting on a surface that has been abraded by a machine.

    Learn more about this new coating
  • Grandmother Tree walk

    Jun 19, 2017

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum celebrate the University of Michigan's Bicentennial with the Grandmother Tree Walk. The self-guided tour is a journey through Michigan time that looks at the people, places and events in the university's 200-year history from the perspective of trees. #UMich200

    View the interactive tour
  • Into the Storm

    Jun 12, 2017

    The most turbulent region of a hurricane holds secrets about its potential for destruction. Michigan Engineering’s newly launched satellite system can reveal how these storms intensify in a warming world.

    Learn how this new satellite can see through rain
  • Michigan’s University Research Corridor

    Jun 2, 2017

    Michigan's University Research Corridor (URC) conducted $1.2 billion in research and development in the health sciences and has proved to be a key source of talent, deliverer of care and economic driver in Michigan, according to a new report.

    Learn more and view the full report
  • Surgical instrument moves like a surgeon's hand

    May 29, 2017

    In an era of spiraling health care cost concerns, a new $500 surgical instrument developed at the University of Michigan is vying to take the place of a $2 million robot for certain minimally invasive procedures.

    Learn more about this new surgical instrument
  • Rubik’s Huge

    May 22, 2017

    A giant Rubik's Cube newly installed on the University of Michigan's North Campus is believed to be the world's largest hand-solvable, stationary version of the famous puzzle. It was imagined, designed and built by two teams of mechanical engineering undergraduate students over the course of three years.

    Learn more about this North Campus cube
  • Moving from “Wantrepreneurs” to Entrepreneurs

    May 15, 2017

    Students are constantly capitalizing on U-M’s innovative entrepreneurial environment to bring their ideas to life. The stories of 50+ teams from all around the campus who made it happen this year are shared in the new Made at Michigan report.

    Learn more about Made at Michigan
  • Chinese dance collection

    May 8, 2017

    The new U-M Asia Library’s Chinese Dance Collection is the largest in North America. The collection features a wealth of rare materials—books, periodicals, photo albums, performance programs, postcards, mimeographs and manuscripts.

    A selection of this collection is on view at Hatcher Graduate Library. Learn more
  • HAIL! CLASS OF 2017

    Apr 29, 2017

    Congratulations to all of the U-M students who earned their degrees this spring. You have an education informed by two centuries of inquiry, by two centuries of truth, and – of course – by two very powerful words. Graduates, Michigan’s third century is now yours. Go discover. Go achieve. Go serve. And Go Blue! #MGoGrad #UMich200

    View the commencement image gallery
  • Digital Islam

    Apr 24, 2017

    U-M is connecting students across Big Ten universities to courses that can lead to a greater understanding of complex topics. The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum allows students to take courses about Islam not offered at their own institutions.

    Learn about this cross-university class
  • 3D Migraine Visualization

    Apr 17, 2017

    Using PET scans of the brain, University of Michigan researchers showed that dopamine falls and fluctuates at different times during a migraine headache. Outfitted with a joystick and special glasses, Alex DaSilva examines 3D images of the brain to better understand brain chemical fluctuations during a migraine headache.

    Learn more and watch a video about this research
  • Rhythm is The Beating Heart of Cuba

    Apr 10, 2017

    A group from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance traveled to Cuba as part of a recent week-long visit where the group sought to learn first-hand the Latin rhythms that have played an important part in influencing many genres of music.

    Learn more about this unique student experience
  • Burton Tower Aglow for Bicentennial

    Apr 3, 2017

    In honor of the University of Michigan’s 200th year, the Burton Memorial Tower will glow in new maize and blue lighting for all 2017 Bicentennial events, starting with the the UMich200 Spring Festival on campus this week.

    Celebrate with us