Energy from waste
Cattle are supremely efficient at digesting tough materials, and a proposed energy-production system based, in part, on cow stomachs could generate 40% more power from municipal waste streams, at a 20% reduced cost—and provide a viable alternative to sending waste to landfills. Led by U-M, the project includes partnerships with Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and others
Using art in social work education
“Realm of the Dead” is an autobiographical project that uses self-referential theater as a vehicle for self-healing and advocacy. Based on pedagogy and theater of the oppressed, it intends to advance social work research and practice, as tools of critical reflection, personal growth and advocacy.
Through U-M’s Integrated Product Development course, students from business, engineering and art and design worked with Cass Community Social Services in Detroit to develop a new product that recycles old building materials into glass coasters.
Love & Data
Algorithms are everywhere. They use personal information to offer up suggestions for our entertainment experiences; they filter our social media content; and they’re also used for purposes we’re not always aware of—like predicting the likelihood of repeat offenders in the criminal justice system. Stephanie Dinkins’ new U-M exhibition explores bias and inequality within AI systems.
Campus Maize & Blueprint
The University of Michigan’s comprehensive plan incorporates public health guidance, lessons learned and extensive feedback from our community. Many safety measures are in place to support a robust in-person experience for our students, faculty and staff.
- All community members who enter U-M buildings or attend on-campus events are required to complete the ResponsiBLUE daily symptom check.
- U-M’s free weekly COVID-19 testing program is available for all students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus and meets the mandatory testing requirements for those who are not fully vaccinated on campus.
- All students, faculty and staff on the three U-M campuses, as well as at Michigan Medicine, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination information to the university.
- Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 this year could pay thousands of dollars
- Pharmacology chair Lori Isom elected to National Academy of Medicine
- Counties with intervention measures, more hospitals experienced fewer COVID-19 deaths
- Mammals on the menu: Snake dietary diversity exploded after mass extinction 66 million years ago
- Child Tax Credit providing critical help, but not reaching more than 1 in 10 eligible families
- Commentary: The CDC's Title 42 order fuels racism and undermines public health
- Ross professor: Small behavioral experiments in daily life can lead to tremendous personal growth
- Opinion: Why closing Palisades nuclear plant is like sinking the lifeboats
- The Conversation: E-cigarettes get FDA approval—5 essential reads on the harms and benefits of vaping
- Opinion: Trump's DOJ officials stopped his January election scheme. But they're not heroes.
In The News
- Washington Post Myanmar's military junta releases thousands of political prisoners
- Indianapolis Star Are meal kit services bad for the environment, compared to a grocery store?
- Detroit Free Press New Detroit home repair program can fix 1,000 roofs. Nearly 5,000 Detroiters applied
- New York Times How to prepare your kid for a coronavirus exposure at school
Happening @ Michigan
- Oct 20 Contemporary Issues Discussion: Death and Grief
- Oct 20 Global Careers in the Netherlands: Understanding the Orientation Year Visa, Relocation & Job Market
- Oct 20 Hub Workshop: Application and Interview Prep
- Oct 20 Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series
- Oct 20 Monster Mash
- Oct 21 Virtual Job Shadow Program with Dr. Verma
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All Michigan, all the time
There’s always something amazing happening at Michigan. Whether it’s on campus or around the world, our students, faculty, staff and alumni are out seizing the day. A sampling of images captured over the years is shown in the gallery below.
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