Featured Stories

  • U-M is a leader in study abroad

    Nov 13, 2017

    ​From Germany to South Africa and China to South America, U-M is in the top 10 among higher education institutions with the most students studying abroad.

    Learn More about the Open Doors Report
  • Student Veterans at U-M

    Nov 6, 2017

    “It became very clear to me that our school was known for its successful programs and groups for veterans to turn to for many different types of support. I feel very lucky to be a part of this university’s student veteran community — one that provides a sense of belonging. It’s much like that of the military families all of us have made during our service in the past.”

    Learn more about Alyssa Carrillo’s experience
  • Home Sweet Homelab

    Oct 30, 2017

    When researchers needed a way to study how people live and move in their own home, University of Michigan brought home to the researchers.

    Learn more about the new U-M HomeLab

    Oct 23, 2017

    The final bicentennial festival of 2017 looks to the University's future and concludes with a uniquely Michigan HAILstorm!

    Learn more about these events
  • Expanding cancer research

    Oct 16, 2017

    With a new partnership between the U-M School of Public Health and Ethiopia's Public Health institute, more than 14,000 handwritten cancer reports have found a place in an online cancer registry. It all started with a chance meeting.

    Learn more about this collaboration
  • 2nd place for U-M Solar Car

    Oct 12, 2017

    In the best international finish in U-M Solar Car's 27-year history, the team took silver in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia #BWSC17 #GoBlue

    Read the story and race coverage
  • Architecture students learn from pros

    Oct 9, 2017

    Teams of Taubman College students create solar umbrella roof designs for a graduate art center at UCLA. The real architectural challenge presented by a professional in the field is the focus of an engaged learning workshop.

    Read The Story
  • Genetic Research a Key Ingredient to Precision Health

    Oct 3, 2017

    Talk with researchers involved with Precision Health at the University of Michigan and the same sense of purpose emerges: to use intelligence about our individual make-up, in combination with data about our health experience and habits, to speed scientific discoveries that will impact personal health.

    Learn more about Precision Health at U-M
  • Printable Medications

    Sep 27, 2017

    A technology that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces could one day enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals and other locations. The technique, which was developed at U-M, can print multiple medications into a single dose on a dissolvable strip, microneedle patch or other dosing device.

    Learn more about this new technique
  • Three species of tiny frogs discovered in Peruvian Andes

    Sep 25, 2017

    A University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes, raising to five the total number of new frog species the group has found in a remote protected forest since 2012.

    Learn more about these newly found species
  • 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.

    Read The Story
  • 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.

    Read The Story
  • 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.

    Read The Story
  • 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