Featured Stories

  • M-Air First Flight

    Apr 16, 2018

    M-Air is a new outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles at the University of Michigan. It lets researchers and students safely push algorithms and equipment to their limits. M-Air is a netted, four-story complex situated next to the site where the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building will open in late 2019.

    Learn more about this new outdoor fly lab
  • Making Science Visible

    Apr 9, 2018

    The Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design offers a course created and taught by Professor Brad Smith called Making Science Visible that is an introduction to science illustration – and so much more. Scores of students look forward to enrolling once they have completed prerequisite classes that prepare them to draw and design visual narratives.

    Learn more about this collaboration with the U-M Museum of Zoology
  • Professor Ford

    Apr 2, 2018

    In the spring of 1977, hundreds of U-M students encountered a new faculty member: Gerald R. Ford, 38th president of the United States and adjunct professor of political science.

    Read The Story
  • An Integrated Life

    Mar 26, 2018

    History alumnus Lyman T. Johnson was the grandson of four former slaves. Born and educated in the Jim Crow South, he integrated the University of Kentucky in 1949—five years before Brown v. Board of Education.

    Read The Story
  • Poultry, People and Pathogens

    Mar 19, 2018

    U-M researchers have been studying production chicken farming practices in rural Ecuador. The research is part of a larger, longitudinal study that seeks to understand how new highways have affected the epidemiology in the area.

    Learn more about this research
  • Coastal care

    Mar 12, 2018

    Several lake towns along the state’s western edge have faced costly damage to their beaches and structures because of fluctuating Great Lakes water levels. U-M researchers are part of a program that trains local officials in coastal management and helps them better understand the threats posed by climate change and building in floodplains.

    Learn more about this work on our state’s west coast
  • Faculty public engagement

    Mar 5, 2018

    For some U-M faculty, using social media is a valuable form of public engagement that has helped them influence journalists and policymakers, conduct research, connect with others and gain professional opportunities.

    Learn more about our social savvy faculty
  • Finding a sense of place

    Feb 26, 2018

    Residents and volunteers are busy working overtime cleaning the debris caused by a recent storm that destroyed dozens of homes and the association headquarters of Ocupacão Anchieta, a four-year-old land occupation in Brazil once used as an illegal dumping site.

    Learn more about how U-M students and Brazilians are working together
  • Out of the Cold War’s shadow

    Feb 19, 2018

    Ph. D. candidate Michael Hamel tests an augmented reality headset to detect radiation sources in the Nuclear Radiation Laboratory. The Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT), led by Sara A. Pozzi, Ph. D., consists of 12 leading universities and 9 national laboratories, working to provide the R&D and human capital needed to address technology and policy issues in treaty-compliance monitoring.

    Learn about the technology of nuclear nonproliferation

    Feb 12, 2018

    Ahead of its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 2019, the University Musical Society and the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance will present a test performance of the new edition of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” this week. A related, livestreamed symposium will bring community members together to discuss issues of race in the acclaimed, controversial opera.

    Learn more about this historic work
  • War Over Words

    Feb 5, 2018

    U-M’s production of the Middle English Dictionary – arguably one of Michigan’s greatest achievements – was saved by an arrogant young scholar willing to risk his career.

    Learn about this tale of intrigue from 1938
  • Electricity, eel-style

    Jan 29, 2018

    Inspired by the electric eel, a flexible, transparent electrical device could lead to body-friendly power sources for implanted health monitors and medication dispensers, augmented-reality contact lenses and countless other applications.

    Read The Story
  • Successful student innovations continue to evolve

    Jan 22, 2018

    From an app for facilitating end-of-life conversations, to creation of sustainable animal feed to a lactation simulation model to help with breastfeeding, U-M entrepreneurs continue to advance ventures started when they were students. Finding a good source of animal protein using Black Soldier Fly larvae was team Kulisha’s answer to counter the impact of destructive fishing methods.

    Learn more

    Jan 15, 2018

    With the theme “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” the 2018 MLK Symposium features dozens of events that call us to claim ownership of the challenges we face and not leave them for future generations to address.

    Learn more about these events
  • 3-D printing gets a turbo boost

    Jan 8, 2018

    A major drawback to 3-D printing—the slow pace of the work—could be alleviated through a software algorithm developed at the University of Michigan. The algorithm allows printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs.

    Learn more about these new algorithms
  • Floodproofing cities

    Jan 1, 2018

    Smart stormwater systems can reconfigure urban watersheds in real-time to limit flooding and improve water quality. Engineering researchers are working with four communities to test out these networks of autonomous sensors and valves. The technology could potentially save lives and billions of dollars in property damage.

    Learn more about this collaborative research
  • Our Bicentennial Year

    Dec 25, 2017

    At Michigan, we’ve been educating future leaders since 1817. Please enjoy a look back at the events and people of U-M's 2017 celebration and commemoration of its 200th anniversary.

    Watch the video
  • Doubling the power of the world's most intense laser

    Dec 18, 2017

    With more laser energy to focus, researchers at the University of Michigan and collaborators from around the world can make better tabletop devices that produce particle and X-ray beams for medical and national security applications—and also explore mysteries in astrophysics and the quantum realm.

    Learn more about this laser’s power upgrade
  • “Little Stones” ​against violence​

    Dec 11, 2017

    “I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone.” Women’s rights activist Alice Paul's statement is at the heart of a project among faculty, students and an award-winning filmmaker alumna to shed light on global violence​ against women--a collaboration ​that ​offers resources for classroom discussion​.​

    Learn more about this collaboration

    Dec 4, 2017

    U-M’s University Musical Society hosted the New York Philharmonic in November as part of an unprecedented partnership between a university and one of the world’s renowned orchestras. Their residency included public workshops and performances featuring students alongside professional musicians.

    View highlights from their visit to Ann Arbor
  • Giving Blueday was a success!

    Nov 29, 2017

    On November 28, the U-M community came together and gave for the future! The day saw incredible results because of you. Your support will leave a lasting impression on the university, community, and students.

    Learn more about the day’s success.
  • It’s Giving Blueday!

    Nov 28, 2017

    Today is the day to give for the future! Giving Blueday, our online, 24-hour day of giving, impacts communities near and far. Support what you love at U-M, and help us celebrate the university’s 200th birthday.

    Discover the ways you can make a difference with a gift today.
  • What difference can one day make?

    Nov 27, 2017

    Giving Blueday 2017 is Tuesday, November 28. We’re celebrating U-M’s 200th birthday and our annual day of giving. As U-M prepares for the big day, take a look back at the impact Giving Blueday has had on the university and its neighboring communities.

    Find out more
  • Controlled Burn

    Nov 20, 2017

    In October, U-M researchers and firefighters established the sixth “burn plot” in a long-running experiment at the Biological Station that seeks to approximate, on a tiny scale, the epic lumbering and wildfire disturbances that transformed the forests of the Upper Great Lakes region more than a century ago.

    Learn how a century of forest history is recreated at the U-M Biological Station
  • 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